Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware may miss two games because of a sprained neck he suffered in Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
The potential loss of Ware is huge for a Cowboys team that continues to struggle in the final month of the season.
ESPN reports that Ware will likely miss Saturday night’s showdown with the undefeated New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys must win that game to compete for a playoff spot and a potential divisional title.
Winning the NFC East was made a little less likely after the Philadelphia Eagles overpowered the New York Giants. The Eagles win gave them sole possession of first place. The Cowboys and Eagles play in the final game of the season.
Somehow, the Cowboys will have to overcome injuries and low confidence levels to reach the playoffs that eluded them last season after an embarrassing loss to the Eagles, a team the Cowboys may be playing to decide either the division winner or a playoff spot.
Victor Butler will likely replace Ware in the lineup. Butler, a rookie, has played well the few times he has gotten in a game.