The Dallas Cowboys is set to absorb a major jolt this season with TE Witten injuring both his ankles and spraining his knee last Sunday. The veteran ironman is still looking to take the field for Cowboys this week.
According to Sport Xchange reports, injury scare continues to upset Cowboys as DT McClain is ruled out for the remainder of the season following a badly sprained big toe.
ESPN had earlier published about Tony Romo’s temporary exit from the season following his fractured left collarbone and is set to miss at least eight weeks of active participation in the league. Romo, had later tweeted that he wont be undergoing any surgery which might be the silver lining.
While the Cowboys are looking to place Romo on the reserved list which means he wont be able to take part in the practice sessions with his team. If sources are to be believed, Romo might return on Nov. 22 against Miami Dolphins or on Nov. 26 against the Carolina Panthers on Thanksgiving.
Cowboys lost both their quarterbacks, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, after their win against the Eagles. While the coach has found replacement for Romo in Brandon Weeden, as their quarterback, there is no word on replacement in place of Bryant who is likely to miss 7-10 weeks of the season.
Witten confessed about his injury on Sunday terming it as, “Typical football stuff”. He continued to to play despite the injury on Sunday, catching seven passes for 56 yards on eight targets. Witten’s setback gives a start to Gavin Escobar.
Witten’s teammates are unlikely to believe him sitting, when they have seen him open even with a ruptured spleen. Witten has missed just one game in his entire career following a broken jaw. The injury wrecked side are running out of options to replace their key players and it definitely affects the team’s moral.