Overshadowed by the news that receiver Dez Bryant's season came to a sudden and painful end was the high ankle sprain suffered by tight end Jason Witten in the second half of the Cowboys' 38-35 victory over Indianapolis. Taken out during the game for a short period, Witten soon returned, making a two-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter.
"It was banged up pretty good in the game, but typical Witten, he goes out and he comes right back in and continues to get through the ballgame," Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. "We'll see. It was certainly sore this morning, but he always gives you the thumbs up."
Based on the comments Garrett made, and the nature of the injury, concern about Witten's status heightened. But Witten did his best to allay any fears that he could miss some action in the coming weeks.
"It's a fine," said Witten, who has made 65 catches for 702 yards this season.