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Hard Knocks Won't Sideline Witten or Jenkins



    Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten says he is feeling fine and has no headaches a day after hitting his head on the turf and being held out of the rest of the game by team doctors.

    Witten expects to play at Houston next weekend.

    Witten was hurt after making a fourth quarter catch on Sunday. The Cowboys tight end was tackled, then fell backward with his helmet slamming to the turf. He walked to the sideline, then emphatically and unsuccessfully pleaded with doctors to let him return to the game.

    "It gets a little intense out there. Those trainers and doctors have my best interest at heart when they make those decisions," Witten said. "You want to get back out there and help your team compete and try to find a way to win, and unfortunately we weren't able to do that, but I understand that."

    The Cowboys don't practice again until Wednesday, and Witten hopes to be out there when they do.

    "I'm sure there's protocol we have to follow here," Witten said. "But I don't see it being any issue."

    Cornerback Mike Jenkins had an MRI on his right knee and says he feels good. Jenkins got hurt with about 5 minutes left when he got tangled with up a receiver trying to block him and their knees collided.