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Jason Witten Injury: Updates on Cowboys TE's Ankle, Knee and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Dallas Cowboystight end Jason Witten (82) at NFL football training camp, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is dealing with two sprained ankles and a sprained knee in the aftermath of his team's 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2.

Despite those injuries, Witten is active for Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, per David Helman of DallasCowboys.com. Witten's participation in the matchup is not a surprise, as the star tight end was listed as probable for the contest on Sept. 25, per Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"It's just some bumps and bruises. Typical football stuff. I'll be fine," Witten said on Sept. 20, per Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.

He left briefly in the first half but would later return to finish the game. Witten caught seven passes for 56 yards against the Eagles.

The 33-year-old has been one of the NFL's most durable players, appearing in 191 out of a possible 192 games between 2003 and 2014. He's also been as productive as any tight end during that span, recording at least 60 catches and 700 yards in each of the last 11 seasons.

Now, with the Cowboys dealing with injuries to Dez Bryant and Tony Romo, the team will be dependent on its veteran leader more than ever.

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