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The Dallas Cowboys tight end suffered a spleen injury and internal bleeding following a hit in the Cowboys' preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders.

No decision has been made on Witten's status for the regular-season opener Sept. 5 at the New York Giants, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Witten has not been cleared to practice yet. The plan is for the Pro Bowler to continue running and doing resistance work with the trainers as the Cowboys ramp up preparations for next Wednesday's game in New Jersey.

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