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Jason Witten '50-50' To Play In Cowboys Season Opener: Fantasy Implications

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 24: Tight end Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against middle linebacker Casey Matthews #50 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Dallas Cowboys 20-7. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jason Witten is a "50-50" proposition to play the Cowboys' regular season opener, according to reports. We break down the fantasy implications.

Jason Witten is a "50-50" proposition to play in the Dallas Cowboys' season opener against the New York Giants after suffering a lacerated spleen early in preseason, Mat Mosley of Fox Sports Southwest reports. Witten reportedly received a positive report when examined by a doctor Tuesday. He has not missed a regular season game since 2003.

Analysis: Witten is as tough as they come, but he should still be considered questionable at best to take on the Giants on Sept. 5. It is encouraging that he hasn't suffered any setbacks, however, so those who got the tight end cheap due to health concerns should be feeling pretty good about themselves. If Witten can't play, John Phillips will start. The 25-year-old hasn't proven himself much as a pass-catcher, however, so you should probably look elsewhere for a stop-gap solution.

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