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Jerry Jones informed us today that it is “not impossible” that Jason Witten suits up and plays against the Cowboys on Wednesday. Now, I am not a psych major, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but when an owner uses a double negative to describe the status of a player, it is not good news.
As far as the fantasy football community is concerned, this should serve as confirmation that you need to look else where for week one starter at tight end. The best case scenario seems to be limited action, a situation will not allow Witten to produce top 12 tight end stats. Options to consider for week one include: Kyle Rudolph(vs Jacksonville), Jared Cook (vs New England), and Coby Fleener (@ Chicago). I even prefer the injured Dustin Keller (vs Buffalo) this week to Witten, as he seems to be on track to start and play his usual role in the offense.
While Witten is not worth a start this week, even if he suits up, you should hang onto the pro bowler, as he is a top 10 option when healthy.
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ARLINGTON, Texas A week ago in San Diego, Jason Witten playfully pushed doctors orders by exiting the hot tub at the team hotel and then flexing and stutter-stepping in front of Dallas Cowboys executives. They panicked at the sight of the All-Pro tight end apparent violation of the still-and-idle medical mandate resulting from him being diagnosed with a lacerated spleen until they...
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was on the practice field in pads and hopeful that he will be able to play in the season opener.
Saturday's practice was the first time Witten had been in pads since lacerating his spleen in the preseason opener on Aug. 13. He says it felt good to put the pads on and that he just ran around and caught some passes at practice.
After not being cleared to play football by his doctors earlier this week, Cowboys Jason Witten is back on the practice field today (Credit: AP Photo)
Earlier this week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that, after meeting with specialist, doctors haven’t cleared Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten to play. One source characterized Witten’s chances of playing as “not good...
A scan of Jason Witten’s injured spleen showed that he doesn’t need surgery on it at this time. The Dallas Cowboys tight end suffered the spleen injury and internal bleeding after being hit during the teams opening preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. No decision has been made on Witten’s status for the NFL opener when the Cowboys travel to New York to face the Giants.
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten still hasn't been cleared for contact with five days remaining until the team's season opener against the Giants. Witten, listed as questionable for the Week 1 match-up with the Super Bowl champs, has been out most of training camp with a lacerated spleen.Fantasy Spin:Despite Witten's "questionable" label, we're guessing Dallas...
Tight end Jason Witten will be a game-time decision for Week 1 vs. the Giants, according to team beat writer John Ellis.
Witten continues to recover from his lacerated spleen, and John Phillips and rookie James Hanna would pick up the workload at tight end if the former All-Pro is not deemed fit for the opener. And it is worth noting that Witten has not missed a game since 2003.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told USA Today that there’s a chance tight end Jason Witten could play in next week’s season opener against the Giants.
“It’s certainly not impossible to think he could be in the game,” Jones told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “So we’ll see how it works this week. We’ll have to handcuff him to keep him off the field. We will literally...
According to Matt Mosley of FOX Sports, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has a “50-50″ chance of playing in next Wednesday’s season opener against the Giants.
I’m told the doctor gave Jason Witten a very positive report based on yesterday’s examination. He remains a “50-50″ proposition vs Giants.
— Matt Mosley (@mattmosley) August 29, 2012
As this week...
Though original reports said he’d be doubtful, the Cowboys now feel that Jason Witten will be a game time call for their week 1 clash against the Giants next Wednesday, according to the Cowboys’ official website. Witten lacerated his spleen in the Cowboys’ 2nd preseason game against the Raiders, but took it easy for a few days and it healed without surgery. Witten is now trying...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten still hasn’t been cleared to get back on the field.
“After meeting with several medical specialists this week, doctors still have not cleared Dallas TE Jason Witten to play in Wednesday’s regular-season opener vs. Giants, according to league source. Witten is not expected to be re-evaluated until...
According to Josh Ellis of DallasCowboys.com, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is being looked at as a game-time decision for next Wednesday’s season opener against the Giants.
Just learned that Jason Witten is being viewed as a game-time decision for Sept. 5 at New York. Full story at DallasCowboys.com soon.
— Josh Ellis (@DCStarJEllis) August 29, 2012
It looks like Witten’s...
With the regular season finally right around the corner, it’s no secret the Dallas Cowboys have been battling injuries across the board.I’m pretty sure you may have gotten wind by now that Pro-Bowler Miles Austin hasn’t played a snap yet this preseason with a hamstring injury.While emerging superstar Dez Bryant has suffered another setback, albeit minor, thanks to a slight...
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was a few minutes late to the podium Saturday, then abruptly ended his daily briefing with the media earlier than usual.
Apologizing while making his quick departure, after noticing the time on the clock in front of him, Garrett said he had to get to practice.
"Guys, I hate to be rude, I feel like I've been bad today...
According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was back at practice in a limited role on Saturday, even though he still hasn’t been cleared for next week’s opener.
“While he still needs to be cleared to play in Wednesday’s regular-season opener at the New York Giants, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will practice Saturday for the first time...