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Ware is probable, will wear shoulder harness


In an era where NFL players want to wear less and less gear, Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware has no choice but to wear more.

According to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ware will be adding a shoulder harness to his total equipment ensemble on Sunday against the Redskins.  Earlier in the week, Ware had said he will not be adding a harness to the brace protecting a hyperextended elbow.

On Friday, Ware explained that the harness is necessary to prevent the shoulder from popping out of joint again.

Still, he’s listed as probable on the final injury report, even though he hasn’t practiced all week.  That said, Ware’s availability likely will be limited.

“I think we’re going to have to watch how many plays we give him, pick our spots and play our other players,” defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said. “We’ve got good payers here so we’re going to play them.  There’s only one DeMarcus Ware.  There’s only one Sean Lee, but we’ve had to function without Sean.  Now, sometimes we’ve had to function without DeMarcus.  I mean these are two of the premier guys in football.  Nobody’s got them except us, but we’re fortunate to have them and when we don’t, we have to move on.  We’ll do the best we can.  I know DeMarcus will play his heart out when he’s out there, and we’ll just see how much he’s able to give us.”

If Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is healthy, the Cowboys will need whatever they can get from Ware, and maybe even a little more.  Otherwise, Ware won’t have to worry about wearing a harness again.

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27 Responses to “Ware is probable, will wear shoulder harness”
  1. skins23 says: Dec 28, 2012 3:27 PM

    Doesn’t matter if he plays or not, Silverback owns him.

  2. calizcowboyz says: Dec 28, 2012 3:33 PM

    Cowboys will be playing with ONLY ONE STARTER
    on defense…. Spencer. We are missing 9 starters on defense in this game. I dont count Carr or Claiborne since they where not here last year.

    Watch We Still Beat Em!!! WHOOO!
    And if we dont, well at least you know why!
    I dont make excuse’s missing one or two starters…..
    But our Entire Defense!!!! COME ON!!!

    GOOOO BOYZ!!!! 😉 *Happy Dance*

    PS….This is how our division should always come down to. Last game against the Skins!

  3. imissnumber21 says: Dec 28, 2012 3:36 PM

    You don’t count your starters as starters?carr or Claiborne?

  4. ajpineda86 says: Dec 28, 2012 3:41 PM


    Why wouldn’t you count Claiborne or Carr? And what about Sensabaugh. He’s been starting for us for years? What about Hatcher and Spears? Everything about your post is wrong.

  5. timbuttrum says: Dec 28, 2012 3:41 PM


    Your logic is idiotic. You don’t count starters if they weren’t on last years roster? Starters are starters. Skins are out four defensive starters, their nickel corner, and are starting a rookie qb and rb. Using your “logic”, the skins are a far bigger disadvantage. But, as a true fan, I will not make absurd excuses should my team lose before they even kickoff.

  6. ajpineda86 says: Dec 28, 2012 3:41 PM

    And not to mention Ware is playing and most likely starting.

  7. clw1906 says: Dec 28, 2012 3:45 PM

    @ calizcowboyz ok so you couldn’t beat the Redskins with a healthy Ware but you somehow will this time and now you’re putting in an excuse. Lol classic Cowboy fan talking out both sides of your mouth. Lol

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 28, 2012 3:47 PM

    We will finally put this foolish comparison to bed that Dallas fans like to make, by trying to put Ware in LT’s sphere if he doesn’t come up with 2-3 game changing sacks and a couple of passes defensed, 4-5 stops for loss and possibly an INT.

    Like LT did, with the same injury and a less sophisticated harness. The nation will be watching.

  9. remyje says: Dec 28, 2012 3:48 PM

    they should have never gave calizcowboyz an opinion and a data plan

  10. rufustfireflyjr says: Dec 28, 2012 3:48 PM

    At this point, pretty much everybody out on the field has something wrong with them, except maybe the kickers.

  11. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 28, 2012 3:53 PM

    whats that gonna do for him? Trent Williams will dominated this punk.

  12. fatcamper says: Dec 28, 2012 4:35 PM

    Trent Williams has played great this year, and he stonewalled Ware in their first meeting. That being said, Ware has beat him before and sacked QBs not named RGIII. Ware is a great pass rusher and it wouldn’t surprise me to see 94 pull RGIII to the ground this weekend.

    This game will be great for the NFL and reminds me why I hate the Redskins. Once every ten years when the Redskins have a mediocre season their fans pull their heads out of their asses to make some stupid comments. A win by a late TD earlier in the season and they act like this is a guaranteed blowout.

  13. trollaikman8 says: Dec 28, 2012 4:54 PM

    Redskin fan all hyped up for their Super Bowl.
    Enjoy it since you won’t have a first round pick until 2023 and $40M less salary cap next year.

  14. austinoxford says: Dec 28, 2012 5:34 PM

    Whether you believe it or not, the Cowboys have more than 50% of their defensive starters out. By that I am counting Scandrick as a starter. Church, Scandrick, Lee, Carter, Ratliff, Coleman. Not to mention backups Lemon, Sims and the oft-injured Jenkins (never know if hes gonna play). It’s an uphill battle for sure, but its a rivalry game, and you can never discount that. It will come down to whether Danny McCray can remember that he’s a safety and not linebacker.

    Rob Ryan needs to emphasize that Washington invariably runs a small handful of plays, namely the stretch run and the play action off of that run where they almost always throw over the middle. Ware and Spencer need to make a bee-line to RGIII and light him up when they do run the play action. Hit him once and that play stays in the playbook. Then again, this is Shanahan who seems to love to hang RGII out to dry at least once a game.

  15. enrifer says: Dec 28, 2012 6:06 PM

    It’s ok the offense will win it for the Cowboys this weekend the Cowboys will have Tyron Smith, Demarco Murray and Miles Austin healthy this time around

  16. clw1906 says: Dec 28, 2012 7:09 PM

    And by the way genius it’s 2015 but facts never stopped you Cowboy fans. Lol

  17. beerbudsnbevo says: Dec 28, 2012 7:18 PM

    Keep talking Skins fans…

    The Cowboys are the underdog, with half the defense on IR, coming into your house, on national TV, against one of the hottest QB’s of the season, who already whipped the Cowboys in Dallas a little over a month ago…

    The cards are stacked in your favor.

    You lose this one and you will never live it down…

    Keep talking

  18. kae0923 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:32 PM

    Dallas has had 32 different players on defense due to injuries which is the most in the NFL. This is a fact. The defense is riddled with injuries so please don’t compare a couple of injuries on the Redskins to what has happened to Dallas. You win a couple of games and BAM greatest team ever! Not making excuses just stating facts

  19. vince703 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:33 PM

    Demarcus ware is one of the great talents of the defenders that that NFL can offer. This is real sad of the Dallas cowboys management team not being precautious about this injury. We all know jerry Jones has lack of passion of winning, but rushing players back from injury into playing a game is a bad sign. This backfired on jerry Jones when he tried to rush Theo Ratliff during the mid season remember that.

  20. dccowboyfan says: Dec 28, 2012 8:41 PM

    This is without a doubt the biggest game in a decade for the skins. They have everything in their favor and everything to lose. The Cowboys are so beat up they won’t last long into the post season, so the only thing they really have is pride to play for. That is why they will beat the snot out of the team here in D.C.! They will tape up DWare and he will use himself as a battering ram to wreak Havoc Sunday night in that pistol whipped backfield, Watch!!! Go Cowboys!

  21. Chris El Father says: Dec 28, 2012 9:02 PM

    calizcowboyz says:
    Dec 28, 2012 3:33 PM

    PS….This is how our division should always come down to. Last game against the Skins!

    Skins fan here, couldn’t agree with you more. This is how this rivalry (which is the best in all of sports) was meant to be. Win or go home baby! Here’s hoping my Skins win but if they don’t then Dallas will have definitely earned it.

  22. calizcowboyz says: Dec 28, 2012 10:00 PM

    I see that I must educate you idiots.
    I dont see Carr (a true starter YET) because this is his First year under Ryans defense, and as All the starters said the year before he (Ryan) came in…”it takes a season to learn his defense” hence why i wouldnt count a ROOKIE coming in a and learning. aka Claiborne. SECONDLY Spears and ANYONE else you mentioned NEVER was a starter for us!
    There now your IGNORANCE is educated!

  23. rushg says: Dec 29, 2012 1:58 AM

    Beerbud say:Keep talking Skins fans…

    The Cowboys are the underdog, with half the defense on IR, coming into your house, on national TV, against one of the hottest QB’s of the season, who already whipped the Cowboys in Dallas a little over a month ago…

    The cards are stacked in your favor.

    You lose this one and you will never live it down… / we’ll live it down if we lose; it’s the first year of our rookie qbs season; we were not even expected to be over .500 let alone be in the playoffs.. Dallas on the other hand are the ones who won’t be able to live it down!! Romo has a lot riding on his back in this game, Roberts a rookie! He has way more time to get to the promise land. If Romo loses; Cowboy fans will be calling for his head!!! If Bobby 3stix loses we’ll say (good run fellas, just wasn’t our day or Time yet) HTTR

  24. bluebongzilla says: Dec 29, 2012 2:14 AM

    “Like LT did, with the same injury and a less sophisticated harness.”

    And a whole lot of cocaine.

  25. craigmaitland says: Dec 29, 2012 2:52 AM

    Starters out= Ratliff, and Coleman on the DL. Lee, and Carter in the middle. Church at ss, Scandrick at nickel corner, Costa at Center….Not to mention Murray was out a large chunk of the yr.. Ware isn’t 100 percent… Jerry needs to spend some money on some doctors/trainers/physio guys….

  26. kevpft says: Dec 29, 2012 3:43 AM

    As a long-time Cowboys fan, I lament the way the ‘Skins routinely burn the Cowboys, but I appreciate a good rivalry. Washington fans have suffered enough and deserve a good team; I’m happy for them. I’m also happy to see Vick heading out the door in Philly, so I can start feeling alright about that team again, but I digress.

    Cheers to all Redskins fans on what looks to be years of good teams ahead. But I still hope the Cowboys summon everything they’ve got to spoil it for the home team and make it into what looks to be an anything-goes playoff year.

  27. bluebongzilla says: Dec 29, 2012 9:37 AM

    “As a long-time Cowboys fan, I lament the way the ‘Skins routinely burn the Cowboys”

    Yeah, they’re 8-19 against the Cowboys since Snyder bought the team. and they’ve won two out of the last eight.

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