Jason Witten is going to have to get used to not doing much of anything if he wants to play in the season opener next month.
Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the tight end suffered a "slightly lacerated" spleen in the preseason opener Monday against Oakland. The best way for Witten to heal is to remain as inactive as possible.
"It's a very serious injury, and we're really taking this thing day by day," Garrett said. "He has to be very still and idle for the next week to 10 days, so you won't see him out here on the practice field. He won't play in the game this week or next week. We've just got to make sure he heals as well as possible, as quickly as possible."