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Jason Witten practicing Wednesday, battling through three injuries

Aug 16, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) talks with quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 16, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) talks with quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is dealing with a sprained left and right ankle, and a sprained knee, but that won't stop him from practicing and likely playing in Week 3. According to beat reporter Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, Witten is practicing Wednesday.

Would you expect anything less from the 33-year old veteran who gives meaning to the term "ironman." Over the last 11 seasons, Witten hasn't missed a single start. Even three different sprained lower body parts in one week is unlikely to hold him back.

If Witten suits up Sunday, his presence could be a major factor. Without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, the offense can use Witten's efficiency as a blocker and his reliability on underneath routes for backup quarterback Brandon Weeden.

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