The Dallas Cowboys came in to the 2015 NFL season full of hope and intent on avenging their gutting playoff loss last year.
And things seemed to be going great for the Cowboys as they opened the campaign with wins against divisional rivals the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. And then their world came crashing down with the news that both Dez Bryant and Tony Romo had suffered injuries that would keep them out for some time.
These injuries to key players saw the 'Boys fall to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3, but Dallas have finally gotten some good news, as it has been revealed that Jason Witten could play in week 4 against the Saints.
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Before that loss to the Falcons, there were reports that the Cowboys tight end Witen was “not a lock” to play against Atlanta, which seemed reasonable since teammates said he “couldn’t even walk,” the Monday before the game because of two sprained ankles and a sprained left knee.
They were wrong. The veteran tight end not only played in his 190th straight game, but he caught six passes for 65 yards.
“Early in the week it was a little tough trying to get some of that swelling out, but by the end of the week it felt really good,” Witten said, according to ESPNDallas.com. “The trainers did a good job helping me out, so yeah, I think I’m past all that and feel good.”
The Cowboys need all the help they can get in their passing game with Brandon Weeden under center for the time being as Romo tries to recover from breaking a bone in his foot.
Facing a struggling New Orleans Saints side this week, the Cowboys might not need to be at their best to come out with a win, but then they have to face the Patriots and Seahawks in week 5 and 7, which will be much sterner tests.