Jason Witten Is Now A Game Time Decision
I like to rag on baseball players for being soft. Most baseball players are indeed soft. Now football players, well, that’s a different story. Yes, I know the game is tougher and meaner and all that, but would a baseball player ever play with a torn spleen? Are you kidding me?
Now don’t take that the wrong way. Baseball is my favorite sport but most, if not all, the players are soft. It almost seems like most look for reasons NOT to play. Then there are football players like Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys.
As we get set to kick off another season tonight when the world champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys it is now possible Dallas could have Tight End Jason Witten in their lineup.
Witten has apparently told the Cowboys he is willing to sign a waiver to get in the ball game tonight. That is amazing. Witten originally tore his spleen in the opening pre-season game. No surgery was needed.
Officially Witten is listed as doubtful for the game. The Cowboys, though, claim they will not accept a signed waiver which would relieve the team and it’s medical staff of responsibility if he were to re-injure himself if he plays. In such a huge game, just having Witten on the sidelines and suited up would be a huge boost to the Cowboys.
Meanwhile, for the Giants, key players not expected to play are cornerback Prince Amukamara and defensive lineman Marvin Austin. Not having Prince in the rotation for the defensive secondary could prove to be a problem, as Michael Coe will likely start in his place. Kick-off will be around 8:30 p.m at MetLife Stadium.