It was reported earlier today by ESPN NFL Analyst Adam Schefter , that Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to a right quadricep injury. But both the club and Ware himself believe he’ll be back on the field much sooner. Maybe even as soon as this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Club officials told the Dallas Morning News that Ware will be re-evaluated on Wednesday to determine exactly where he stands with his strained quad muscle. Ware himself claims to feel much better the day following the injury. But he also admits he couldn’t play on the leg as of right now.
“I tried to work through it in the game but I just couldn’t go. Today, if I had to play, I wouldn’t be able to get off the ball the way I should.”
Ware went on to explain how he understands his body and believes he will recover quickly. He also believes the estimates on 3-4 weeks are exaggerated and expects to be back much sooner. In fact, he’s already getting ready for this Sunday’s game, just in case. The odds are stacked against him as Dallas travels to Philly, meaning Ware would have to show significant improvement quicker than usual.
This could be Ware simply putting on a brave face as a leader or a smoke-screen for their upcoming opponents. Regardless, bringing back the 31-year old before he is ready could mean additional missed games down the road. But you have to give Ware the benefit of the doubt here. Especially considering he’s played in 134 consecutive games. You probably wouldn’t be able to do that in the NFL without a good understanding of what your body can and cannot do.