Ask either head coach Jason Garrett or quarterback Tony Romo, and they’ll tell you that Jason Witten’s impact in last week’s season opener against the Giants went well beyond his two catches and ten yards--an admittedly modest dent in the box score, considering Witten’s usual output.
“To us, he was a big factor,” Garrett said this week, per the Dallas Morning News. “From an inspirational standpoint, for him to play in that ballgame, I think that gave everybody a lift.”
That’s all well and good, particularly since the Cowboys came away with a week one victory, but Garrett doesn’t expect Witten’s contributions to be strictly of the inspirational sort moving forward. Asked this week what he expects out of the Pro Bowl tight end in week two in Seattle, Garrett suggested that Witten will play a bigger, more Witten-esque role against the Seahawks.
“We anticipate him being himself,” Garrett said.
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