Witten eyes record after spleen injury, slow start

Jason Witten had nearly as many drops as catches through three games, back when his side still hurt just about every time he moved because of a lacerated spleen.

The Dallas Cowboys tight end dismissed the suggestion that the injury had anything to do with an uncharacteristic case of stone hands. The seven-time Pro Bowler didn't really even want to say how long it took to feel normal again after injuring the spleen in a preseason game.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett puts it somewhere around a month into the season. That's about when Witten started a career-best stretch that has him six catches from breaking Tony Gonzalez's tight end record of 102 in a season.

Witten could get it Sunday at home against New Orleans (6-8).


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