Jerry Jones says DeMarcus Ware is ready to play this weekend vs. the New Orleans Saints.
“I’m going to call it making it an investment in the future and the latter part of the season to be conservative on how fast we put him out there,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show on KRLD-FM. “A lot of this soft tissue injury, these muscle pulls, …there’s a decision. It’s sensitive but the player can still play, but there’s risk that he could re-injure it. That’s the key. It’s when you have to make that ambiguous decision almost, but you have to make a tough decision as to when to really put the stress on the muscle or on the injury situation. I think he’s ready.”
Ware injured his quadriceps against the Washington Redskins and was expected to miss four weeks. Ware though, said he was a fast healer and vowed to come back sooner.
Ware missed games against Philadelphia, Detroit and Minnesota, the first three games he’s ever sat out in his career after playing in 134 consecutive games.
The Cowboys are also without Miles Austin and Morris Claiborne. Austin has as missed four games this season with a hamstring injury. Claiborne is expected to miss two games, returning after next weeks bye.
“They did some good work yesterday,” Jones said of Austin and Claiborne. “We’ll see what they do today. I can’t really say whether they’ll be on the field against New Orleans or not.”