Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 8/15/12
OXNARD, Calif. Jason Wittens spleen injury has the Dallas Cowboys scrambling for help at the tight end position while also hoping the All-Pros recovery does not impact his availability for the teams regular-season opener on Wednesday, Sept. 4 against the Giants. In Monday's preseason game at Oakland, the star tight end caught a short pass from pressured quarterback Tony Romo and was immediately tackled violently. Witten was slow to his feet, but returned for the next series and caught a pass for an 8-yard gain. After the game, he talked of the tackle and reported no ill effects and team owner Jerry Jones breathed a sign of relief. I held my breath, Jones said, when I saw Witten take that lick. And now the organization does the same for the all-time great Witten, who in his nine NFL seasons has 696 catches for 7,909 yards and 41 touchdowns. Were told that in the event of an injury like this, shock sets in and a signal of the seriousness of the injury comes only after internal bl...
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