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Witten Downplays "Inspiration Factor" Of Return

Jason Witten played against New York in week one just a month after suffering a lacerated spleen

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Witten Downplays "Inspiration Factor" Of Return

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A lot of folks, from Jerry Jones to Jason Garrett to Tony Romo, have come out in the wake of the Dallas Cowboys’ 24-17 week one victory over the Giants to say that Jason Witten’s presence in the game provided a boost to the team from an inspirational standpoint--basically that Witten’s contribution, just around a month after suffering a lacerated spleen in a preseason game, went far beyond his two catches and 10 yards receiving.

Witten himself, meanwhile, isn’t all that sure about that.

Nah,’’ Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Hey look, at this point in your career, when you end the season like we did last year and you have an opportunity to play in that game…

“I mean, any competitor wants to be in that situation, to go out there and help your team go win a game. So it wasn’t anything about being inspirational or anything like that. Our team knew that was a big game.

“Now that’s over. I’m excited about this opportunity coming back, get some good practice days and move on to the next game.’’

For whatever it’s worth, Garrett told reporters this week that the team expects a more traditionally Witten-esque performance out of Witten in week two.

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