DeMarcus Ware travels with Cowboys; will be game-time decision

Sep 22, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) celebrates a sack with defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (97) against the St. Louis Rams in the first quarter of the game at AT

When the Dallas Cowboys gave their initial diagnosis on the injured quad of star defensive end DeMarcus Ware, it looked like he would be out up to a month. However, Ware quickly said that he wouldn’t be missing a month and he could actually return just one week later without missing a game.

Ware has traveled with the Cowboys for their game against the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles, and the team’s official site says he could be a game-time decision.

“I think when you look at it, the bigger picture is always important,” Ware said. “You don’t want to ever be defined as just a number. You want to be somebody that when you get out there, you’re wreaking havoc and playing. If I can do that this week, I’m going to get out there and play.”

If Ware is out as he was initially expected to be, Kyle Wilber will get the start.

This is a key game in the NFC East with the winner taking sole possession of first place, so the Cowboys would like to see Ware out there if possible. However, his long-term health is most important.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware

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  • SmartThinking

    Look. If Ware plays at anything other than balls-to-the-wall speed, he’s gonna hurt the momentum of the defense as well as the team. As painful as it may be to your start streak, the team needs its best players this week because the conference lead is on the line. I’d rather have a full speed Wilber working for me than a half speed or worse Ware who’ll just have to be pulled after his streak is secured and the team is in a state of confused flux.

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