The Dallas Cowboys are downplaying DeMarcus Ware’s wrist stress fracture, as it appeared on Friday’s injury report. The Cowboys have him listed as probable to play Sunday against the struggling New York Giants.
Ware already has a stress fracture in his foot. The week his injury was announced is when he started to become a force again after a slow start. But a fracture in the wrist isn’t as easy to ignore. These injuries are often called fatigue injuries, meaning Ware is overusing his wrist, and the foot with the fracture. It just shows he is working so hard he is damaging his bones. Ware’s bones are not reacting well to the stresses on his body.
What does this mean? Well, it could mean a lot. Ware is the best defensive linebacker in the NFL. Without him, the Cowboys defense loses its best player a huge hole is left open for opposing offenses to exploit. The Cowboys might want to force rest on Ware if the Cowboys beat the Giants, because they would have a large lead and 9 wins, with four games remaining.