Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/8/12

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Tight end Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys stands on the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
How much of an impact did Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten make against the New York Giants in the season opener? According to a good friend and teammate, it was significant. Witten, who suffered a lacerated spleen on Aug. 13, only caught two balls for 10 yards in the 24-17 Cowboys win. But quarterback Tony Romo says having the veteran in uniform was more important than what outsiders think. "That guy was going to find a way to play in that football game," Romo said Friday on 1310 KTCK-AM The Ticket's The Hardline show. "And honestly, his approach was right, the way he did it, it was the right way throughout the week. Jason's an old school football player. He loves the game. "I love hanging out with Jay just because he wants to be football, football 247. I love that aspect about him. When you have a guy who is talented and as good as he is, who also loves the game like that and doesn't miss, I mean, it trickles down to the rest of your team. You can't have enough guys like t...
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