Jason Witten didn’t actually answer the question, but he
didn’t argue with the intent of it, either.
left the Bears-Cowboys game with 9:08 remaining in the fourth quarter after catching a 23-yard pass
from Tony Romo, he planned to return.
But when Witten
was tackled, his head banged off the turf. He was examined by Cowboys medical
personnel and told that he could not re-enter the game.
protested vigorously, but to no avail. He never returned to the game and he
wasn’t happy about it. Afterward, he uncharacteristically dodged the media and
did not talk. But he did on Monday.
When asked if he had ever been that mad, Witten did not really answer. But he didn’t
deny that he was angry.
“I mean, just the opportunity we let slip,” he said. “I
think to be 0-2 and sit back and look after that game and see the opportunities
you let slip. Give them credit. They played well. Not what we expected. Not
what we want. Obviously, we’ve got ourselves in a hole.”
As far as his physical condition, Witten said: “I think everything’s fine. I
didn’t feel like it was a concussion, you know. We did there for a little bit.
But everything’s fine. I’m sure there’s protocol. It gets a little intense out
there. Those trainers and doctors have my best interest at heart when they make
those decisions. You want to get back out there and help your team compete and
try to find a way to win, and unfortunately we weren’t able to do that, but I
As far as playing against Houston
on Sunday, Witten
said; “I don’t see any reason why I wouldn’t be playing this week.”
-- Jan Hubbard