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Saturday morning, the Cowboys picked up tight end Colin Cochart after they trimmed their roster to 53. He was cut by the Bengals as part of their final roster cut down.Cochart is more of a blocking tight end than a pass-catching TE (an article on the Cowboys' official site describes him as being more like John Phillips than Jason Witten).That blocking is actually why the Cowboys picked him up.However, in order to grab him, they had to cut a player, and they chose former fourth-round pick, quarterback Stephen McGee, to take the fall.And now only have two quarterbacks on their roster.This unheralded move is a sign of two larger news stories that will break over the next year:1. The Cowboys could be without Jason Witten for longer than we thought.Most teams only carry three tight ends on their roster. The only team that comes to mind as carrying more is the New England Patriots, who have two starting TEs. It also helps that the backups have shown potential, with Visanthe Shiancoe b...
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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.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Jason Witten is doing everything he can to be ready to play in the Dallas Cowboys' season opener.
Yet no matter how good he feels, the seven-time Pro Bowl tight end won't know until Tuesday if he will be medically cleared. That is when he is scheduled to have a CT scan to determine if his lacerated spleen has healed enough to play.
"You look for...
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...
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...
Following a week 17 loss to the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett was already thinking ahead. As his team exited the field with their heads hung, Bennett approached quarterback Eli Manning to offer him congratulations … and to suggest the two might be playing together in 2012.
Bennett's foresight proved to be incredible as the Giants signed the...
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...
The Dallas Cowboys have ruled out nose tackle Jay Ratliff for tomorrow night’s season opener against the Giants, with a high ankle sprain.
Tight end Jason Witten has been listed as doubtful with a lacerated spleen. I’d be shocked if he ends up playing.
Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins has been listed as questionable and I’d certainly expect him to play and serve as their...
Despite cautious optimism from teammates and superiors, it seems the soonest we’ll see Jason Witten on the field is Week 2.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Cowboys tight end, who suffered a lacerated spleen this preseason, is “extremely unlikely” to play in Wednesday’s regular season opener against the Giants. The team considers the injury to be of the 4-6 week variety...
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has already made it clear that he believes tight end Jason Witten will play in Wednesday’s season opener against the Giants, after being asked if his teammate will be healthy enough after suffering a lacerated spleen just a few weeks ago.
“As of what I know, I think he’s going to, yes,” Romo said.
Today Romo was once again asked...
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...
The excitement of opening day can bring many different feelings to an NFL player like Dez Bryant, Tony Romo, or Morris Claiborne. For some, it is the first time they strap on a helmet and hit the battle field. This time everything counts. For others, it’s just another game and fresh start to an NFL [...]
The Dallas Cowboys released quarterback Stephen McGee a day after placing him on the 53-man roster, a source told ESPNDallas.com Saturday. The Cowboys filled the spot by signing tight end Colin Cochart. McGee was with the Cowboys since 2009, He played collegiately at Texas A&M. Cochart became available after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. He caught five passes...