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Cowboys Remain Optimistic About Ware

DeMarcus Ware suffered a strained quad in the win over the Redskins

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Cowboys Remain Optimistic About Ware

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Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware left the Redskins game with a trained right quad in the second quarter on Sunday night and never returned, but team officials are optimistic about his status going forward.

“I did talk to DeMarcus and he seemed optimistic he could be back out there,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said after the 31-16 victory, per the Dallas Morning News. “My instinct or what I heard doesn’t seem long-term there with [Ware’s injury].”

Ware has been battling health issues seemingly every week since midseason of last year. Down the homestretch in 2012, he played through a torn labrum and a hyperextended elbow. This year, he’s been hampered by stingers and a sore back.

Ware was replaced in the victory by Kyle Wilber and Caesar Rayford.

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