Dallas Cowboys superstar pass rusher DeMarcus Ware suffered a quadriceps injury in the team’s Week 6 win over the Washington Redskins, and Ware was initially slapped with a three-week timetable. Comments made by Ware and others made it seem like the three-week timetable was too long, and the uber-tough DE actually worked out before the Week 7 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Ware was never a realistic bet to play in that game, and the Cowboys finally wised up after the win over the Eagles. Jerry Jones and co. realized that Ware is just too important to risk suffering a setback, and they decided to pump the brakes on his return. Instead of playing into Ware’s determination to get on the field, they decided to play the cautious route.
It was a prudent and intelligent decision made by the Cowboys organization, because Ware is their most important player on defense. If they were to lose Ware for a longer period of time due to mis-managing his injury (it’s a very real risk, just look at the Rob Gronkowski fiasco that unfolded last season), then the playoff-bound Cowboys would be in some major trouble.
He’s most likely fully healthy now, though, because the three-week timetable has come to a pass now. According to ESPN Dallas’s Calvin Watkins, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated that DeMarcus Ware is ready to play in this week’s game against the New Orleans Saints. It’s going to be great to have him back on Sunday night against a tough matchup, and the New York Jets showed that you can beat the Saints by getting consistent pressure on Drew Brees; DeMarcus Ware, George Selvie, and Jason Hatcher can do just that.