Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware said last week, contrary to multiple reports, that he didn’t think he’d be out as long as three or four weeks as a result of his injured quad and went so far as to call himself a game-time decision even though he was listed as doubtful.
Ware didn’t wind up playing against the Eagles in Week Seven and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the team plans to continue to take a measured approach when it comes to Ware’s return to action. While Jones hopes that running back DeMarco Murray can practice this week after missing Sunday with a knee sprain, he’s more cautious when it comes to Ware.
“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.”
At 3-0 in the NFC East and with the defense playing well in each of the last two games, the Cowboys can afford to exercise some restraint with a player whose contributions they’ll need down the stretch of the season.