Witten cleared to play in opener
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)
Witten, who has missed only one game in his career, injured his spleen in the preseason and his status for the game was iffy all week. He was given a 25 percent chance of playing on Tuesday, the day he had a CAT-Scan to determine whether his spleen was OK.
Witten being active was the biggest surprise when the inactives were announced Wednesday. Cowboys starting nose tackle Jay Ratliff was listed out on Tuesday with an ankle injury as was Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara.