Witten Expects To Play; Jenkins Upbeat

As bad as things are for this Cowboys team, staring an 0-2 record in the face, it could have been worse, especially if injuries to tight end Jason Witten and cornerback Mike Jenkins were more serious than they appear.

As for Witten, who suffered a head injury in the fourth quarter Sunday and wasn't allowed to return to the game, the tight end said he is feeling no concussion-like symptoms on Monday.

"I don't see any reason why I won't be out there this week," said Witten. "I think everything's fine. I didn't feel like it was a concussion, I was just a little woozy there for a little bit, but everything's fine."

Witten was visibly frustrated on the sideline with the team doctors' decision not to play him.

"I'm sure there's protocol. It gets a little intense out there. I know those trainers and doctors have my best interests at heart when they make those decisions," Witten said. "You want to get out there and help your team compete and try to find a way to win. Unfortunately I wasn't able to do that, but I understand that. But I feel great right now."

Jenkins, who was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with a right leg injury, underwent an MRI on Monday morning. Briefly talking to reporters, Jenkins said the MRI went well and he's hoping it's just a bruised knee.

Obviously, there is no official statement from the team, so the timetable for Jenkins' return is unclear. Hopefully, head coach Wade Phillips will have some answers at his 3:00 p.m. (CDT) press conference.

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