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Report: Jason Witten Will Miss Preseason With Spleen Injury



    It's not hard to picture Jerry Jones walking through Cowboys camp as a modern-day riff on Scarlett O'Hara walking through a sea of wouned Confederate soldiers during Gone With the Wind.

    It has been one injury after another for the Cowboys this summer and tomorrow has just been another day to get bad news about the fitness of the roster with the season opener fast approaching. The most recent bid of bad news has to do with tight end Jason Witten.

    Dan Patrick said on his radio show Wednesday that Witten suffered a spleen injury when he got decked by Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain on Monday night and Pro Football Talk is reporting that Witten suffered internal bleeding as a result of the injury. Per that report, surgery isn't currently being considered but Witten is done for the preseason. The Cowboys website has a similar report, although it stops short of declaring Witten out for the rest of the summer.

    Our own Matt Barrie passes along word on Twitter that nothing has been confirmed or denied by the Cowboys at this point. He expects to find out more when the Cowboys finish up their morning walkthrough and begin talking to the media.

    If you had to draw up the absolute worst case scenario for the Cowboys offense, it would probably look a lot like the one that has played out since the start of camp. The offensive line has been injured and ineffective, Miles Austin's hamstring issues have cropped up again and Dez Bryant is again making headlines for something other than playing football. 

    Adding Witten to the list of the injured would leave you a Tony Romo trip to Cabo away from hitting the depression superfecta. Oh, and backup tight end John Phillips hasn't practiced in a week because of an ankle injury.

    Any more bad news is going to leave a lot of people hoping that the season is called off in favor of weekly town hall meetings on the state of dog breeding. Preseason is supposed to be a hopeful time, but these aren't the kinds of hopes that anyone has in mind.