Found August 18, 2012 on Football Nation:
During the Dallas Cowboys' preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders, Tony Romo found himself under pressure on several occasions. Romo is truly brilliant improvising after a play breaks down. In times of trouble, Jason Witten is usually Romo's go-to-guy. Unfortunately for Witten, he took a hard hit in Oakland. The hit was clean, yet damaging. Witten left the game with what was later diagnosed as a lacerated spleen, and is out for the rest of the preseason.  Losing Witten for the remainder of the preseason is certainly bad news. However, there might be a silver-lining, but it is a reach.  Without Witten in the lineup, Dez Bryant might see more passes come his way. Bryant is performing out of his mind through training camp and preseason, but still needs to fully gain the trust of Romo in crucial situations.   Bryant did not fare particularly well over last season during the 2nd half of games. The talented receiver managed only two touchdowns all season in the 2nd ...

Witten hopes to be ready for season opener

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is hopeful that he will be ready to play in the season opener in three weeks. Witten is dealing with a lacerated spleen sustained in the preseason opener. "I'm doing all right. ... Stay optimistic. Take it one day at a time. Get healthy and regroup when we get back to Dallas," Witten said Thursday. "...

Witten out indefinitely with lacerated spleen

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will not play again this preseason while he recovers from a lacerated spleen and internal bleeding. Witten was injured in Monday night’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Witten was examined Tuesday and had an MRI that showed no surgery was necessary immediately. Witten will be re-evaluated around Aug. 23 (Wednesday) and might undergo surgery...

Jason Witten doesn’t have a timetable on when he’ll be back

Getty Images As Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten waits for his lacerated spleen to heal, he admitted that he doesn’t know when he’ll be back on the field at this point. “Well, it was ‘How long?’” Witten said, per Todd Archer of “Again, I do think it’s a different mindset thinking you have to get healed up and regroup. Like (trainers) have said, just...

Jason Witten’s Season In Danger?

Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten will take the next 10 days off while he deals with a lacerated spleen reports Albert Breer on Twitter. The injury in question happened after Witten was crushed by Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain in Monday night’s preseason opener. A lacerated spleen isn’t quite as bad as a ruptured spleen but is still a very serious  injury, one that could sideline...

Jason Witten Injury, Fantasy Football Analysis

  Jason Witten’s injury is distressing Cowboy fans and the fantasy football owners that drafted him. Just to show how quickly things can change in the world of fantasy football, Jason Witten, one of the safest tight end picks in the draft, has now become a risk due to a “serious” spleen injury. According to a report by, “Witten suffered a “very serious”...

Cowboys' Jason Witten Injures Spleen, Week 1 Status in Doubt

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten suffered a lacerated spleen in Monday's preseason game against Oakland, putting his Week 1 availability very...

San Diego 28, Dallas 20: So Much for Six Scoreless Quarters

SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 18: Quarterback Tony Romo #9 and head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys talk things over during a Cowboy drive in the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 18, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 28-20. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) The first six quarters of the 2012 preseason gave Cowboys’...

Drunk Cowboys Fan To Chargers Fans: “Hands Up, Motherf**kers!”

“Hands up, motherf**kers! Hands up!” That’s the battle cry from Jason Witten fan at Saturday’s Cowboys-Chargers game  at Jack Murphy.  The football season hasn’t really started until the first fan fight videos start rolling in. You won’t see Whitey Witten throw punches, but he’s full of great ghetto slang that’ll entertain your ass at work this morning. “Hands...

Dallas Cowboys: Most Loved and Hated Players

Football is a rough sport, both literally and figuratively speaking, and no one knows this better than the Dallas Cowboys. Since Tony Romo emerged as the franchize's starting quarterback in 2006, the Cowboys have been under more scrutiny than any other team in the NFL. This is partially due to the label of being "America's team," but the bigger issue is the fact...

Has Rob Ryan Put the “D” Back In Dallas?

For several season the main problem in CowboyLandhas not been Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense.  Though they have at times have made mistakes that cost games the offense at least statistically has been pretty good.  They were 11th on total offense is 2011. The defense has been a different story.  In 2011 they were 16th in the league in giving up points, in 2010 they were 31st...

Don’t Mock the Mock Draft: 5th Round Analysis (12 Team – PPR)

The 5th round marked a time for owners to gamble on a few RBs with question marks as Roy Helu and Frank Gore seem to be trending downward as we approach September. The depth at the QB position was apparent once again as Mike Vick (considered a first round fantasy talent last preseason) and Tony Romo were left in the green room until the completion of round 5.
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