Still Awaiting Word on Jason Witten, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistSeptember 5, 2012

Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten on the sidelines against the St Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
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On Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten had a CT scan that was supposed to determine whether the All-Pro would play the opener in New Jersey. 

It is now Wednesday, and we're still awaiting word on Witten. 

That has's Mike Florio wondering if the Cowboys are concealing Witten's status in an attempt to gain what would be at best an extremely slight advantage over the New York Giants.

I'd imagine word will inevitably get out today, well before inactives are announced. There's too much glare on this game and that information is far too pertinent. Stay tuned.


Here's what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division:

Dallas Cowboys

Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram has five things to watch, including DeMarco Murray, pass protection and the pass defense.

Sticking with that theme, Bryan Broaddus of has three keys, including not giving up big plays on defense.


New York Giants

Newsday's Tom Rock writes that Eli Manning is a changed man after his second Super Bowl. I agree, and I think it's a good thing.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports thinks the gap separating the Giants and Cowboys is bigger than Jerry Jones perceives it to be. I don't even think there's a gap, but we'll see.


Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are one of the five youngest teams in the NFL, according to the awesome roster analysis conducted by Jimmy Kempski from Blogging the Beast.

Fun for all ages: Tim McManus of has posted all of the Vegas prop bets related to the Eagles for 2012. 


Washington Redskins

Here's a quote from Josh Morgan that's making some headlines: "He's as fast as Michael Vick but he can make all the throws that Peyton Manning can make and he can make all the reads Tom Brady can make. He's got the whole package." I'm guessing I don't need to clarify who he's talking about, but just in case, it's Robert Griffin III.

From John Keim of the Washington Examiner: Five questions facing the Redskins in the opener. The one that intrigues me the most: How much will RG3 run?


I'm here in New Jersey and will be covering the game tonight at MetLife, alongside Bleacher Report's Aaron Nagler. Stick around today and tonight for full analysis.