Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) on the bench prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys to be cautious with DeMarcus Ware


Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is dealing with an injury to his quadriceps that kept him out of last week’s game against the division rival Philadelphia Eagles. The have been reports that Ware could miss up to a month and that report seems accurate as the Cowboys state they plan to proceed with caution when it comes to dealing with their star pass rusher’s injury.

“We’re in good shape at running back [but] I wish we were in that good of shape at defensive end regarding Ware,” Jones said on KRLD, via ESPNDallas.com. “We want to watch this. He’s got the type of injury that if it comes back to fast, he doesn’t have a tear there now, he doesn’t have an imperfection. If he tries and goes to early he could get an imperfection that’s another world relative to how he’ll be back.”

The Cowboys are currently sitting atop the NFC East and have yet to lose to a division foe, so they are in good position and are making the right move by bringing Ware along slowly.

When he returns, he’ll be at 100 percent and have the ability to rush the passer exactly how the team had hoped.

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  • SmartThinking

    Assuming you don’t listen to Ware but, instead, pay attention to the physicians who’re paid to assess these injuries, it may be best to hold Ware out another game. If, for no other reason than to give him extra time to heal, he takes a week more, there really isn’t a downside. Dallas is going to need Ware’s complete and full attention for New Orleans and the balance of the divisional games. Despite what he says about being a quick healer, the facts are that the older we are, the longer it takes to repair our body. Make Ware sit for another week. He’ll be so frustrated by then, he’ll tear through the Minnesota offense like a hot knife through butter.