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Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten Sidelined With Spleen Injury

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will be out for up to 10 days after he took a hard hit from Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain during the preseason opener on Monday. The Cowboys won the preseason opener, beating the Raiders 3-0. Cowboys coach Jason Garett described the injury as a "slightly lacerated" spleen. Witten is expected to miss the rest of the preseason, including Saturday's game in San Diego. Fans looking to attend the next game in person should browse these fantastic deals on San Diego Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys tickets. Witten, a multiple Pro Bowler with 696 career receptions, will be sorely missed. Cowboys fans are hoping that Witten will be ready to play by September 5th, when the Dallas Cowboys open the regular season against the New York Giants. After a week of rest, doctors will examine Witten's injury to see if surgery is necessary. In the meantime, TE John Phillips is expected to be filling in for Witten. 

The bad news for Cowboys fans continued today when LB Caleb McSurdy had to be carried off the field due to a torn Achilles tendon. McSurdy apparently sustained the injury during individual drills at the Dallas Cowboys training camp. Injuries have plagued various Dallas Cowboys linebackers during the preseason, including LBs Kyle Wilber and Isaiah Greenhouse, who are both recovering from broken thumbs.