Jason Witten Not Yet Cleared For Cowboys-Giants Game

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has not yet been cleared for contact by team doctors and his status for the season opener against the Giants is doubtful, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

After meeting with several medical specialists this week, doctors still have not cleared Dallas TE Jason Witten to play in Wednesday's regular-season opener vs. Giants, according to league source.

Witten suffered a lacerated spleen in the Cowboys' first preseason game against Oakland and has just recently returned to physical rehab work on the field. Witten has been running, catching passes and working on resistance bands during practice this week.

The Cowboys face the New York Giants next Wednesday, Sept. 5, with the team then facing a 10-day break before their Week 2 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. Witten has missed just two regular season games in his career, despite suffering a broken jaw and several cases of injured ribs in nine years with the Cowboys.

For more coverage of the Cowboys and Giants, check out Blogging The Boys and Big Blue View, along with the SB Nation NFL news hub.

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