Given that Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher has spent most of the 2013 season dealing with stingers, he was happy for the long weekend--and the rest it afforded him--after the Thanksgiving Day victory over the Oakland Raiders.
“It’s getting better each game I play,” Hatcher said, per ESPN Dallas. “I just got to continue to rest it and not do nothing crazy in practice to damage the nerve again and set it back. The trainers and the coaching staff do a great job of letting me go through practice not too physical and just having me rest for the games. I’m just going to continue with that game plan they have for me. It’s working.”
Hatcher had just one tackle on Thanksgiving, but that tackle was for a loss. He added two quarterback pressures, but admitted after the game that he was bothered by the shoulder.
“It’s uncomfortable, but it’s one of those things I’ve got to get used to,” Hatcher said, “and I think I’m just going to keep it for the remainder of the season.”
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