Fractures Revealed For Barber, Ware
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 11: Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys is upended by Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the game on October 11, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 Updated at 8:45 AM CDT
In his press conference Wednesday afternoon, head coach Wade Phillips said that both Marion Barber and DeMarcus Ware are nursing fractures; despite the injuries though--Barber has a fractured thumb, Ware has a stress fracture in his foot--both players practiced in the rain at Valley Ranch yesterday.
Phillips is confident that both will start on Sunday against the Falcons at home.
Barber's injury was suffered during the Kansas City game, and initially dismissed as a bad jam. After discomfort remained however, an X-Ray revealed a fractured left thumb. As Phillips noted, Barber is right handed, which means the thumb shouldn't affect his ability to carry the ball.
Ware, Phillips said, had had discomfort in the foot for some time, but only recently got an MRI.
"We don't expect that to be a problem, but with full disclosure we have to say all those things," Phillips said. "So I'm sure they'll be trying to step on [Ware's] foot and Marion Barber, they're trying to grab his thumb. But that's our injury situation. I think all of them are going to play. They all practiced well today."