IRVING, Texas -- Jason Witten feels every breath he takes because of a broken rib.
It's made sleeping difficult for the Dallas Cowboys tight end,
and doctors have told him that it could be three or four weeks
before his side will feel any better.
But Witten still hopes to play Sunday against the NFC
East-leading and rival New York Giants.
Today was the second day in a row he didn't participate in
practice. But in the early portion of practice open to reporters
today, Witten was in shorts and doing conditioning drills on the
side with a team trainer.
Witten's the NFC leader with 46 catches. He says he'd like to
get some practice reps this week, but he still describes himself as
a game-time decision.
The Cowboys (5-3) lost three of four games before their 13-9
victory Sunday over Tampa Bay. Their offense is also without
quarterback Tony Romo, who has a broken pinkie, and guard Kyle
Kosier with an injured foot. The Cowboys are also missing several