Green Bay Packers WR James Jones was listed questionable on the Packers official injury report despite missing practice all week and suffering a PCL sprain. This kind of knee injury typically takes one or two weeks to heal from, so it is very unlikely for Jones to play today against the Cleveland Browns and he could also be questionable for next week’s rivalry game against the Minnesota Vikings. FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer reports that we should not expect to see James Jones playing this afternoon against the Browns.
This should be an easy game for the Packers due to the Browns dysfunctional offense, but it won’t be a cakewalk either. The Browns have an excellent defense, and they can take full advantage of the Packers key absences at WR in Randall Cobb and James Jones. If Joe Haden can take Jordy Nelson out of the game, then Aaron Rodgers might have to perform some more heroics (he’s used to it by now). Jones never practiced this week, and I’m just surprised the Packers didn’t simply list him as doubtful or rule him out.
Dallas Cowboys star pass rusher DeMarcus Ware was never expected to play this week, and the timetable for the quadriceps injury he suffered last week calls him to miss 3-4 weeks. Ware is tough as nails and recovers quickly from most injuries (hence, he has never missed a game in his long career until today), but it would have been juts too much to expect him to play today. He tried as hard as he could despite being listed doubtful, and it came down to a game-time call.
ESPN Dallas’s Calvin Watkins reports that “there is an expectation” that Ware plays next week against the Detroit Lions, and the 31-year-old DE refuted the fact that the timeline is at 3-4 weeks. It certainly seems off too, because owner Jerry Jones actually stated that Ware would have played if this were a “playoff game”. Then again, that’s what Jason Garrett said about Miles Austin, and he missed multiple weeks. Then again, it’s friggin’ DeMarcus Ware vs. Miles Austin we are talking about.