At least the 0-2 Dallas Cowboys will not be shorthanded when they make the trip across the state Sunday to face the Houston Texans.
They’re expected to have tight end Jason Witten, who suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. It was a mild concussion, which we believe is now loosely defined as one that you suffered, not me.
“I feel really good, so I think most of that was just precautionary,” Witten said on KTCK-FM radio on Thursday in an interview transcribed by the Dallas Morning News. “I felt OK. It was just late in the game and there was so much concern there. A lot of it is protocol, but I feel fine. Everything’s good, I’m just disappointed we’re 0-2.”
Witten was asked if concussions are getting too much attention these days, if they’re actually being overblown to a degree?
“Obviously, it’s very important and the awareness we have with it, right now, I think that we’ve seen it with some of the former players and what’s happened,” he said. “So, I think it’s good to be cautious; having said that, when it’s you and you’re in the heat of battle there, sometimes you probably wished it be looked at differently. But, you understand, those guys are making decisions with your best interests at heart.
“I felt fine. It wasn’t a situation that I felt like I was unconscious or didn’t know where I was at or anything like that. I just took a blow there and that’s just part of playing. You get back up and you go, so I just kind of thought it was one of those deals where I was going to come out for a play, and I’d be right back in there. It wasn’t but again, I have nothing but respect for those guys and what they do. Hopefully, they understand where I was coming from and they do. And so it’s good; you move on from it and a lot more going into that then just my situation.”
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