“Obviously, it’s beyond just me,” Witten said. “I hope so. Obviously, it’s a big game for us, too.”
Witten took another step toward returning by practicing in pads Saturday. He was limited in his on-field work – Jason Garrett called it a “portion of practice” during a conference call with reporters in New York -- but the Cowboys liked having No. 82 back.
“I’m able to do more and more each day,” Witten said. “Obviously, I just ran around with pads and everything. Again, I think we know where it’s at. I’ve just got to get cleared to put me in position to play.”
Witten lacerated his spleen in an Aug. 13 preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. He had a scan Tuesday, which showed the spleen is healing.
-- Charean Williams