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Ware Misses Practice With Sore Back

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    NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Linebacker DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys sacks quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    Dallas Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware missed practice Thursday because of a sore back.

    The problem isn't considered serious and Ware is expected to play in Saturday night's home playoff game against Philadelphia.

    Ware, who has 11 sacks, has played with a fracture in his wrist for much of the season.

    After straining his neck in a headfirst collision against San Diego, he didn't miss a game and the following week had two sacks, forcing fumbles on both.