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Preseason injuries make 18-and-2 split more reasonable

Jason Witten

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten talks it over with a teammate after a play during NFL training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


I’m opposed to an 18-game regular season. But I’m also opposed to a four-game preseason.

Actually, I’m opposed to a two-game preseason. Or a one-game preseason.

But there will always be at least some preseason. And after the injuries that happened during Week One of the 2012 preseason (including a lacerated spleen suffered by Cowboys tight end Jason Witten), it’s hard not to wonder whether it makes sense to cut the preseason in half and expand the regular season by two games.

For more on the topic, here’s a bonus edition of PFT (Not Quite) Live that was slapped together in advance of the August 20 return of the full-blown show.