Jerry Jones says they’ll be careful with DeMarcus Ware

Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) runs with the ball against Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) at AT

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware left the game last Sunday with a quad injury. Ware didn’t return in the win against the Washington Redskins. His injury has the Cowboys in a difficult spot.

On one hand, the injuries along their defensive line might pressure them to play DeMarcus Ware if he is less than 100 percent. On the other hand, if they do so and Ware is further injured, they’ll have even more depth problems along the defensive line.

The time-table for Ware’s injury was a few weeks. Ware said he’d be back sooner because his body heals faster. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t as optimistic and tried to stress that they will be careful with the superstar.

“Nothing about him physically would surprise me,” Jones said Friday on KRLD-FM, via ESPN Dallas. “We hope that if we are conservative — and he’d be the first to tell you if this were the Super Bowl, he’d be playing in it unquestionably, or if this were frankly a key game at the end of the year — but he and we want to look at the bigger picture, which is the season. So we probably are being and will be conservative there.

“But nothing surprises me. He’s Superman.”

DeMarcus Ware has never missed a game for the Cowboys. He has played in 134 consecutive games.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware

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  • SmartThinking

    This is a mistake! Ware is trying to protect his consecutive game streak at the risk of his health. The balance of the season and future wins are also at stake here. I won’t think less of Ware’s mighty abilities just because he missed a game. I will, however, think less of him if he injures himself worse than he is so far and causes the team to lose future games because he can’t play. Best case, do a Bob Lilly — go in for one play and leave the game to heal. Discretion is the better part of valor, and Ware needs to heal so he can fight at full speed another day.

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    I am glad coach Jones has decided to be careful with Ware. I wonder what assistant head coach Garrett has to say about that?

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