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Tuesday CT scan will determine Witten’s availability for opener


Yes, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten will indeed be evaluated one more time before Wednesday night’s game between Dallas and the New York Giants. And, yes, Witten definitely wants to play.

Specifically, he’ll have another CT scan on Tuesday, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

If I get cleared, I’m playing,” Witten said. “It’s the only way, I believe, you can approach the game. I think people know that’s the only way I’m playing. This is what you play for. It’s an opportunity, especially where we’re at and how much work we’ve put into this situation.”

So is he optimistic about what the scan will reveal? “I mean, I wouldn’t say optimistic, just because as of right now, it’s been a tough challenge to get to that point. So I wouldn’t say I was optimistic. Optimistic would be if it was in my hands and my control. So no, from that standpoint.”

Witten may not be optimistic, but the guy who throws him footballs is.

“As of what I know, I think he’s going to, yes,” Tony Romo said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Whether or not Witten plays, the Cowboys need to keep the Giants guessing as to whether he will. So far, the Cowboys are doing a very good job of that.