Witten has two sprained ankles and a sprained knee, but he practiced Wednesday. Bryant is pegged to be out at least six weeks. That's the motto and the mantra for this year's Cowboys.
There's really no reason to chance messing up the locker room for someone who was once viewed as a cancer during his time on the Cowboys. Now, the team could be without tight end Jason Witten in Week 3 against the Falcons.
As a result, Brees said there's a "reasonable possibility" he can play Sunday against the Panthers, but a determination for his availability for practice and the game will be determined as the week evolves.
Meanwhile, Brandon Weeden is the temp No. 1 QB with Tony Romo on IR/DTR. Expect their 94.5 yards average to increase over the next couple of months with head coach Jason Garrett relying on the ground game more often.
With the addition of Matt Cassel to the quarterback slot, the Cowboys can add depth and experience to the position, thanks to their reliable backups. Things can only get better from here, right? However, Lee wasn't even listed on the injury report, meaning he did his work fully. He was then traded to the Eagles before signing with the Cowboys. This year, it is partially why they boast an undefeated record.
With the additions of Hardy, Gregory and McClain on defense, the Cowboys will be much improved, but it's hard to see them going above.500 with Romo out.
If you need to kick one of these guys to the discard pile, we recommend that you drop Romo (out for 8 weeks) and stream the quarterback position.