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DeMarcus Ware Returns to Practice

Ware missed three games with a strained quad

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DeMarcus Ware Returns to Practice

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The Dallas Cowboys were without No. 1 receiver Dez Bryant in practice on Wednesday, but they got perhaps their best defensive player back in defensive end DeMarcus Ware.

Ware has missed the past three games with a strained quad, leaving defensive tackle Jason Hatcher as the only true starter on the line. Before the injury, Ware had 19 tackles, four sacks and an interception on the season. His return isn’t all that surprising, as owner Jerry Jones said this week that he believed the seven-time Pro Bowler was ready to return.

"DeMarcus Ware is one of the best players in the league," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "So it's certainly better to have him than not have him and hopefully he's healthy and ready to go. He's a guy who can impact the ballgame himself, he's done that throughout his career. He's a mismatch type player. Typically he gets a lot of attention and like a lot of great players in this league he continues to show up and have an impact on the ballgame. He's a great player and hopefully he'll have a great week of practice and hopefully he'll be available for this game."

Meanwhile, Bryant was held out with a stiff back, but is expected to play Sunday Night against the Saints in New Orleans.

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