Cowboys TE Witten has broken jaw, two OL return

Updated: October 6, 2003, 3:08 PM ET

IRVING, Texas -- Rookie tight end Jason Witten has undergone surgery to repair his broken jaw.

Coach Bill Parcells said Monday that Witten had surgery after Sunday's 24-7 win over Arizona. Witten got hurt when he was hit by two Cardinals linebackers at the end of an 8-yard catch.

"He's not going to be wired shut. As soon as he gets the soreness out of the soft tissue, he will be able to play again," Parcells said. "I wouldn't expect that to be a prolonged period of time."

Still, Parcells said he considered Witten "very doubtful" for Sunday's game against Philadelphia. The Cowboys may have to make a move to get another tight end if he can't play.

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