Witten doubtful, Ratliff out for Cowboys-Giants

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (abdomen) hasn't been ruled out of Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Giants. He was listed as doubtful on the team's injury report Tuesday but has been a limited participant in practice since Sunday.

Witten suffered a lacerated spleen in the Cowboys' first preseason game against the Raiders and was reevaluated Tuesday. Witten is expected to travel with the Cowboys, who were scheduled to leave for New York later Tuesday.

Nose tackle Jay Ratliff (ankle) and rookie safety Matt Johnson (hamstring) were listed as out.

The Cowboys listed wide receivers Miles Austin (hamstring) and Dez Bryant (knee tendinitis) as probable, along with linebacker Dan Connor (hip), running back DeMarco Murray (wrist) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (hamstring).

-- The Sports Xchange

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