Witten, who was listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report, was updated to active minutes leading up to game time. Witten suffered a lacerated spleen in the Cowboys’ first preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
Witten reportedly was so eager to play, he offered to sign a waiver that would relieve the Cowboys and its doctors of any liability if he were to take the field, according to an ESPN report.
“This is a medical decision first and foremost,” Jason Garrett told NFL Network.
Other notable inactives include Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, cornerback Mike Jenkins and Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara.