Last season, the Dallas Cowboys shocked the world on their way to a 12-4 record behind the likes of Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant. Now, Just three weeks into this season, they have no Romo, no Murray, and no Bryant. And now, might they also be without Jason Witten?
The future Hall-of-Fame tight end is receiving treatment this week for a pair of sprained ankles and a sprained knee (per Ed Werder‘s mustache), which makes it sound like he’s kinda falling apart. He’s going to have to have robot legs installed, or something. As a result of his array of maladies, the Cowboys are unsure he’ll be ready to suit-up for this week’s clash against the Falcons.
If I had to bet, however, I’d put money on Witten being out there on Sunday afternoon. He’s missed a grand total of ONE GAME in his entire 13-year NFL career, and that came during his rookie season. This man played with a ruptured spleen, like, three years ago. Witten knows his team is down several key components, and I’d imagine he won’t let these ailments keep him off the field.
Of course, playing and playing well are two different things. Just because Witten may tough it out doesn’t mean you need to be taking that fantasy plunge. Hell, even if Witten was 100% I’d probably look elsewhere, considering his quarterback for the foreseeable future is BRANDON WEEDEN.
But if Witten is somehow convinced to sit this one out, Gavin Escobar isn’t necessarily the worst idea in daily fantasy. Escobar costs just $2,600 on Draft Kings, and using him would give you some extra leeway with the rest of your roster.