Demarcus Ware | DE | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 12/10/2013 8:11pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware said he is healthy despite being on pace to finish without double-digit sacks this season. Ware had a meaningless garbage-time sack in the team's Week 14 game Monday, Dec. 9, after a two-game sackless streak. He has dealt with a stinger and a thigh injury this season. "I've been effective, but I have to go back to the fundamentals of practice and honing in on things, keying on things and making myself a better player," he said.
Huddle Up: It's been a rough season for Ware and his IDP owners, but the DE does have a chance to finish with a flourish with the Cowboys' final 3 opponents -- the Packers, Redskins and Eagles -- ranked in the league's bottom third in the percentage of QB sacks allowed.
Posted: 12/2/2013 11:00pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware has only five sacks with four games remaining. The last time he finished with a single-digit sack total was 2005, which was his rookie season.
Huddle Up: A quad injury has made it a rough season season all-around for Ware's IDP owners as the DE only has 1 sack in the 6 games he's played in since Week 3. There's still hope for a late-season flourish, but time is running short.
Posted: 11/12/2013 11:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) said he's hoping to play in Week 12 against the New York Giants after tweaking his thigh in Week 10.
Huddle Up: Ware returned after a 3-game absence to record 3 total tackles and a sack against the Saints, and while the decimated Dallas defense desperately needs all hands on deck, the last thing the Cowboys want to do is rush their top defensive player back after a re- aggravation. At least the squad's well-timed bye week is working in Ware's favor.
Posted: 11/7/2013 11:51pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) is expected to play in the team's Week 10 game.
Huddle Up: Facing Drew Brees and the high-powered Saints this week, the Cowboys can definitely use Ware, who has been sidelined since Week 6.
Posted: 11/1/2013 5:15pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is doubtful for Week 9.
Huddle Up: IDP'ers take note as Ware is headed toward a third straight missed game.
Posted: 10/24/2013 6:17pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (thigh) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Oct. 24, but has improved. He took part in strengthening drills Thursday and will likely be a game-time decision in Week 8.
Huddle Up: It sounds as if Ware's IDP owners will have to check The Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injuries and Weather Report on Sunday morning.
Posted: 10/21/2013 10:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team hopes DE DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) will be able to practice at some point this week and play Week 8. Ware was able to do some running Monday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Ware, who has 4 sacks and 19 tackles, missed his first career game Sunday and what he's able to do in practice this week will go a long way in determining his Week 8 fate.
Posted: 10/14/2013 3:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) is not expected to play Week 7 but will not be ruled out of the game until later in the week.
Huddle Up: That Dallas defense gets some bad news about their pass rush this week. Keep this in mind if you own Ware in IDP leagues.
Posted: 10/14/2013 12:48am et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (knee) and DE DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) have both been downgraded to out for the remainder of the Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Monitor their injury status the rest of the week.
Posted: 8/1/2013 8:13pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware is using a Segway to get around the team's complex in Oxnard, Calif., during training camp in order to save his legs for the season. 'When it's off time, it's off time,' Ware said. 'I'm kicking my feet back up on the Segway and getting to where I need to go and not walking.'
Huddle Up: Ware just hit 31 on the final day of July, and if using a Segway is going to save the NFL's sack leader over the past 5 seasons (77.5) some wear and tear, the Cowboys and his fantasy owners are all for it.
Posted: 7/17/2013 12:19am et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware is ready for the new challenge of playing a different position in 2013. "I think it's another challenge of being effective at a totally different position," Ware said. "They say an outside linebacker is a defensive end just standing up, but it's not the same because you've got different ways the offense wants to sort of attack you. It's a little simpler now. It's more man on man, that brute football. It's not, I'm going to trick the guy and move the guy around to get a matchup. It's my tackle against your defensive end or my linebacker against your running back. We know who's blocking who, and it's up to who wants it most."
Huddle Up: Look for the league's sack leader (77.5) over the past 5 seasons to make a seamless transition and bounce back from an injury-addled, 11.5-sack season.
Posted: 5/22/2013 12:39am et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware and DT Jay Ratliff did not participate in team drills Tuesday, May 21, during the first day of organized team activities (OTAs).
Huddle Up: Ware (elbow) and Ratliff (sports hernia) both are coming off surgeries earlier this offseason and will be brought along slowly.
Posted: 2/21/2013 1:01pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (elbow) might not need surgery on his hyperextended right elbow, according to a source. He already had postseason surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Ware now should be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Ware made the right move by getting his shoulder taken care of immediately after the season and now plenty of rest is ahead for the perennial Pro Bowler, who has recorded 77.5 sacks over the past 5 seasons.
Posted: 1/31/2013 11:21pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware said he does not expect any problems in his transition to a defensive end in Monte Kiffin's new 4-3 defensive alignment because he has played the position before. 'In college I played the 4-3,' Ware said. 'It's usually just being aggressive (in) getting to the quarterback, stopping the run from a defensive end standpoint. But I've been playing the 3-4 for eight years, so I have gotten comfortable with that.' Ware does not think he will need to put on any more weight to play defensive end.
Huddle Up: Ware has been consistently great, recording at least 11 sacks in each of the past 7 seasons, and his recently completed shoulder surgery should rate higher on the concern scale, even though that's likely to be blown off as a non-issue as well a couple games into next season.
Posted: 1/12/2013 10:58am et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware likely would move to defensive end if the team switches to a 4-3 defensive alignment.
Huddle Up: Ware's position eligibility is something to keep an eye on in IDP leagues; regardless of his position, his priority remains getting after the quarterback.
Posted: 1/10/2013 1:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (shoulder, elbow) said Wednesday, Jan. 9, that he will undergo surgery on his right shoulder Thursday, Jan. 10. He hopes to be cleared to return to the field on time for training camp. Ware was bothered for much of the season with a posterior torn labrum, which caused his shoulder to pop in and out of place. It has yet to be determined whether Ware will also undergo surgery for a hyperextended right elbow. Ware will obviously not be able to participate in the Pro Bowl.
Huddle Up: The injuries really caught up with Ware down the stretch, and he finished the season with career lows in sacks (10) and total tackles (56).
Posted: 12/26/2012 7:48pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow, shoulder) DL Robert Callaway (non-injury), DT Jay Ratliff (groin), LB Victor Butler (groin) and LB Brady Poppinga (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Ware left this past Sunday's game in the third quarter with his shoulder strain and, predictably, sat out Wednesday's practice, but with the NFC East crown on the line Sunday night in D.C., it's all hands on deck for the 'Boys, including Ware, who's expected to play through the pain.
Posted: 12/22/2012 10:14pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow, shoulder) is far from 100 percent at this point in the season; however, he said he will be available for Week 16. Ware has been bothered by a stinger at times this season and is currently slowed by right shoulder and right elbow injuries. 'I'm feeling good enough to play on Sunday, so that's good,' Ware said.
Huddle Up: That's not good news for Drew Brees and the Saints, who only have allowed 24 sacks this season.
Posted: 12/13/2012 6:44pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow) said he has a hyperextended elbow and will wear a brace on the elbow in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Ware didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, but by almost all accounts the feared pass rusher will play and and will be getting after Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday.