Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Witten to Miss Preseason Cowboys Games With Lacerated Spleen

Cowboys’ Jason Witten May Miss Preseason With Abdominal Injury
Jason Witten has been selected to seven Pro Bowls, and has caught 696 passes for 7,909 yards and 41 touchdowns during his 10-year career. Photographer: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Jason Witten will miss at least two Dallas Cowboys preseason games because of a lacerated spleen, coach Jason Garrett said.

Garrett ruled pro Bowl tight end Witten out of games against San Diego on Aug. 18 and St. Louis on Aug. 25 He will be kept out of practice for seven to 10 days, Garrett said.

Witten’s status for the final preseason game against Miami on Aug. 29 and the Sept. 5 season opener against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey, is still to be determined.

“It’s a very serious injury and we’re really taking this day by day,” Garrett said on the team’s website. “He has to be very still and idle. We have to make sure he heals as well as possible and as quickly as possible. He has to let time heal it.”

Witten was injured in the first quarter of Dallas’ 3-0 win over the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 13 when he caught a pass from quarterback Tony Romo and was hit by linebacker Rolando McClain. Witten left the game immediately, then returned for the next offensive series.

Witten, 30, has been selected to seven Pro Bowls and has caught 696 passes for 7,909 yards and 41 touchdowns during his 10-year career.

He has played in 143 games, missing one game during his rookie season in 2003 with a broken jaw. Witten has played games following broken ribs, sprained ankles and concussions, according to the Cowboys.

The latest injury leaves the Cowboys thin at tight end. John Phillips missed last week with an ankle injury, with only rookies James Hanna and Andrew Szczerba available for practice yesterday, the team said.

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.