Cowboys keeping eye on Jason Witten

IRVING, Texas – Even though Jason Witten played in last week’s regular-season opener at the New York Giants 23 days after suffering a lacerated spleen does not mean the seven-time Pro Bowl tight end is 100 percent in the clear.

Coach Jason Garrett said Witten will continue to be monitored at practice. He took part in three limited practices last week and was on the field during the portion of Monday’s practice that was open to the media. Players were in shells for the practice. They will most likely be in pads Wednesday.

Witten reported no added soreness or problems following the Giants game and had been cleared last week to play against Seattle on Sunday.

“We have to keep checking in with him and he has to communicate with us,” Garrett said. “You know, it’s hard for us to tell if he’s doing OK. He just has to communicate that with us and we’ll make the necessary adjustments.”