The Cowboys’ Jason Witten spent all week leading up to the team’s season opener with the Giants last week listed as “Doubtful,” but quarterback Tony Romo, for one, wasn’t terribly surprised that Witten suited up for the game, just about a month after the Pro Bowl tight end suffered a lacerated spleen.
“That guy was going to find a way to play in that football game,” Romo told 1310 The Ticket’s “The Hardline” on Friday afternoon, via the Dallas Morning News. “And honestly, his approach was right, the way he did it, it was the right way throughout the week. Jason’s an old school football player. He loves the game.”
Witten caught just two passes for 10 yards in Dallas’ 24-10 victory over the Giants in week one, but Romo believes the veteran’s impact went beyond what can be gleaned from a look at the box score--in fact, he believes that Witten’s mere presence gave the team something of a boost.
“I love the guy. I think he’s a phenomenal football player, obviously,” Romo said. “The fact that he showed up and did what he did, it did make more difference than people know in that football game.”
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