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

everything’s fine.”

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.”