Cowboys TE Witten, CB Jenkins both say they are OK
Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten says he feels fine and
expects to play this weekend at Houston.
Witten said he had no headaches Monday, a day after hitting his
head on the turf during the loss to Chicago and being held out of
the rest of the game by team doctors. Witten who unsuccessfully
pleaded with doctors to let him back in the game after getting hurt
in the fourth quarter.
”I didn’t feel like it was a concussion, you know. We did there
for a little bit,” Witten said Monday in the locker room. ”But
Cornerback Mike Jenkins had an MRI on his right knee Monday and
said everything was good. He had a small wrap on his knee while
walking in a hallway outside the locker room.
Jenkins got tangled up with a receiver trying to block him and
their knees collided with about 5 minutes left in Sunday’s 27-20
loss to the Bears. Jenkins remained down for several minutes, then
was taken to the locker room on a cart. He had said after the game
he was already feeling better.
Witten was hurt earlier in the fourth quarter when the six-time
Pro Bowler got tackled and fell backward with his helmet slamming
to the turf. He walked to the sideline, then emphatically asked to
go back in.
”It gets a little intense out there. Those trainers and doctors
have my best interest at heart when they make those decisions,”
Witten said. ”You want to get back out there and help your team
compete and try to find a way to win, and unfortunately we weren’t
able to do that, but I understand that.”
The Cowboys don’t practice again until Wednesday, and Witten
hopes to be out there when they do.
”I’m sure there’s protocol we have to follow here,” Witten
said. ”But I don’t see it being any issue.”