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DeMarcus Ware says he’s playing too

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Wide receiver Dez Bryant has been the injured Cowboy garnering the most attention this week, but he’s not the only one whose presence would significantly boost their chances at winning on Sunday.

Linebacker DeMarcus Ware missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday with what’s being called a hyperextended elbow. Losing Ware’s ability to put pressure on Ben Roethlisberger would be a serious blow to the Cowboys, but Ware took a page from Bryant’s book Thursday and vowed he’d be on the field.

“I’ll be ready for the game,” Ware said, via Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com. “I’ll be good.”

Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff likely became the fifth member of the Cowboys’ starting defense lost for the season after he had sports hernia surgery on Thursday. Injuries have forced the Cowboys to bring in six new players since Nov. 26, leading quarterback Tony Romo to joke that the team needs to hand out “name tags” because of all the new arrivals.

It’s something the Cowboys will have to fight through in the final three weeks of the season if they hope to make the playoffs.

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5 Responses to “DeMarcus Ware says he’s playing too”
  1. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 13, 2012 6:31 PM

    It’s that time where players have to have a gut check and play with injuries to try to get into the playoffs. A lot at stake in this game for both teams.

  2. truecowboyfan says: Dec 13, 2012 6:49 PM

    Playing with players who need name tags is sometimes a good thing. These players are getting another shot in the league and will definitely be playing beyond potential for a contract.

  3. nje22 says: Dec 13, 2012 7:13 PM

    Dickerson had no heart, he ran out of bounds to avoid extra yardage and wore every pad imaginable and was a wad to his teammates
    And until somebody goes for 2k in 14 games OJ is still the record holder, even if he is a chump too

  4. bigbenh8tr says: Dec 13, 2012 7:51 PM

    are you on something? Dickerson was smooth and elusive

  5. drgreenstreak says: Dec 13, 2012 9:36 PM

    Ware has played hurt at least a dozen times, sometimes unable to play anywhere near full-strength. However, just his presence on the field causes defenses to double him, allowing Spencer and the ILB’s to get pressure. (unfortunately, two excellent LB’s are on IR)

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