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DeMarcus Ware doesn’t feel good, but feels good enough

Pittsburgh Steelers' Roethlisberger scrambles as Dallas Cowboys' Albright and Ware pursue during their NFL football game in Arlington Reuters

Few players will even lie about feeling good this time of year.

For Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, the bar is significantly lower.

I’m feeling good enough to play on Sunday, so that’s good,” Ware said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.

He’ll play his 127th straight game Sunday against the Saints, and he’ll do it with a growing list of problems.

Between fighting through a stinger, as well as right shoulder and right elbow problems (he’s still wearing a brace for that), Ware has been far from 100 percent.

His 11.5 sacks leads the team, but he only has 2.5 sacks over the past six games.

“It’s not like I’m limited,” Ware said of the elbow brace. “It’s more for protection to make sure it doesn’t get hyperextended again. . . .

“I haven’t played through the [number of] injuries I’ve had but you see a lot of guys on the team that are banged up or not playing. If you can get out there and make some plays and play consistent still with the injuries you have, you’ve got to look at it that way.”

Seeing elite players like Ware limp to the finish line is admirable, but also exposes the lunacy of an 18-game regular season, at least with rosters at their current 53-man limits.

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6 Responses to “DeMarcus Ware doesn’t feel good, but feels good enough”
  1. tonyromohaschildbearinghips says: Dec 22, 2012 10:14 AM

    The Headline is what Jessica told me

  2. sirsupersouthern says: Dec 22, 2012 10:26 AM

    “Seeing elite players like Ware limp to the finish line is admirable, but also exposes the lunacy of an 18-game regular season, at least with rosters at their current 53-man limits.”

    Even if they expanded the rosters I don’t wanna see a watered down talent pool out there finishing the season. 16 games is ridiculous enough when you consider what these guy’s bodies go through on a WEEKLY basis for four months straight, not to mention training camp, practice, and then the playoffs.

    The owners are doing their best to kill their Golden Goose, and I suppose it’s their right since it’s their toy to break. 32 men can crap all over America’s favorite sport for a few more million dollars when they’re already billionaires, in some cases. Makes me sick and I hope the Players Union NEVER lets them “enhance” the season to 18 games…

  3. raiderinva says: Dec 22, 2012 10:35 AM

    Honestly….

    What player that is walking onto the field in week 16 is playing at 100% and not limping to the finish?

    This is football, not curling or bocce ball!

  4. woodrree7 says: Dec 22, 2012 12:47 PM

    I’m against them extending the regular season, but feel that they need to expand the rosters to 55-60 players with NO inactive or practice squad

  5. surshot says: Dec 22, 2012 5:16 PM

    The way he hit Ben on the head with that arm sure seemed to be alright with his arm. He is crying because he was fined for hitting him in the head with that arm and BRACE he had on.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 23, 2012 10:40 AM

    It certainly seems that the NFL rosters need to expand. Late in the season Dallas along with other NFL teams, has had to pull guys off their couch to help them finish the season. When you consider the money fans are required to pay to watch the games, the NFL is not the product it advertises to be.

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