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    Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys gets tackled by Matt Giordano #27 and Miles Burris #56 of the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter.

    ESPN, quoting a source close to the situation, says Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will not need spleen surgery.

    Witten's spleen was injured in the team's first preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.  Since the injury, Witten has been on restricted movement that team officials hoped would prevent the injury from getting worse.

    ESPN reports the bleeding has subsided and doctors believe it will heal on its own.

    Team officials have not said when Witten will return to the field or if he'll be available for the season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 5.