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Jason Witten Medically Cleared For Week 2, Will Not Play Tonight

Cowboys TE Jason Witten has received medical clearance and is expected to return for Week 2’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to Pro Football Talk.

Unfortunately for Witten, he’ll be held out of tonight’s game against the New York Giants, despite the fact he was willing to sign a clearance to play. A lacerated spleen is obvious a serious injury, so probably doesn’t make sense for the Cowboys take a chance on playing one of the best offensive weapons and risking further injury.

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Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports that the team has TE Jason Witten listed as “doubtful” for tomorrow night’s season opener against the Giants.

Witten was scheduled to visit with doctor this morning, so there’s a good chance that he wasn’t cleared by the Cowboy’s medical staff. It’s still hard to say if he’ll be ready in time for next week’s game, but he’ll at least have shot at playing.

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Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was at practice for the third straight day, per Ian Rapoport.  Witten is set to undergo another CT scan on Tuesday to assess the progress of his lacerated spleen.

Although he has practiced for three straight days, it doesn’t appear all that likely that Witten will suit up for the Cowboys season opener against the Giants on Wednesday night, despite Tony Romo recent optimism. Witten suffered a lacerated spleen on Aug. 13 during the Cowboys preseason opener.