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Witten tells coaches he intends to play vs. Giants despite rib injury

Updated: October 30, 2008, 7:45 PM ET
By Ed Werder | ESPN.com

Cowboys Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten has learned that medical tests performed Monday revealed he suffered a fractured rib.

Yet, Witten still hopes to play Sunday against the NFC East-leading and rival New York Giants.

"I hope I can get out there and help," Witten said in the locker room Thursday before practice. "It's a big game obviously, and do my part."

With the Cowboys facing the prospect of having more talent sidelined by injuries than they have competing on the field ...

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