IRVING, Texas —
The Cowboys were just happy to have him on the field against the Giants, so some balky play and two catches for 10 yards didn’t faze anyone. He four catches against the Seahawks, but had the same number of drops, then two catches again, this time for just 8 yards, against Tampa Bay.
Witten finally broke loose with 13 catches for 112 yards and a garbage-time touchdown from Kyle Orton in a blowout loss to the Bears.
“I’ve never thought, ‘Well, I’m about to taper off here, let’s see if I can hang on,”’ Witten said. “It’s always been it gets higher every year. And going into this year, that’s what it was.”
With or without a lacerated spleen.