DeMarcus Ware has looked 100 percent in the Cowboys’ past two games, racking up eight tackles and four sacks--but he isn’t. Ware has actually been limited to some degree both in games and practice in the past couple of weeks as he deals with a stinger, a problem that has hampered the Pro Bowler for some time now.
Ware was held out Wednesday’s practice and returned on Thursday, a padless workout.
“We just want to make sure we don’t go backwards on that,” head coach Jason Garrett said of Ware’s stinger issue, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He’s been able to play really effectively in the games. That’s just the way we’re handling it now. Hopefully it gets better and we won’t have to do that throughout the year.”
Ware dealt with injuries throughout the 2012 season, and finished with a torn labrum and a hyperextended elbow. But he still managed to register 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles, and was named to his seventh Pro Bowl for his efforts. (As you may guess, Ware didn’t actually play in the game, opting to get much-needed shoulder surgery instead.)
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