Adam Schefter updated the situation by mentioned that Witten is more likely to miss the first week of the season and rejoin the team for their Week 2 matchup.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys’ doctors have informed tight end Jason Witten that he will not require surgery on his lacerated spleen and could be available for the team Week 1 game against the Giants.
This is great news for the team, as well as Witten. It seemed like there was a distinct possibility that Witten could have been sidelined for a number of weeks. Miles Austin is dealing with another hamstring issue and Dez Bryant gave the team a scare earlier in the week, so it will be important to get their offensive weapons healthy and on the field as soon as possible.
Jenkins stated that he’s not going to push his surgically repaired shoulder until he’s 100 percent healthy. Dallas was counting on Jenkins to provide their secondary with some much needed depth this season, but his shoulder injury appears to be enough of a concern that that they may have to rely on some different options for the time being.
Jerry Jones recently disputed the idea that his roster spot was in danger.
This has to be a concerning factor for the Cowboys, considering that Jones’ most marketable asset was his speed and athleticism. DeMarco Murray has looked decent for a brief period of time before suffering a season-ending injury last year. Jones will be a free agent following the conclusion of the season, so at least the Cowboys can hope that he’ll be playing with some extra incentive.
For now, we have Jones listed as the No. 32 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.