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Dallas' DeMarcus Ware Could Be Out 3-4 Weeks

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Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.
Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images.

The Dallas Cowboys are going to be losing one of their defensive captains for up to a month after it was revealed today that DeMarcus Ware’s quad strain that could keep him out of action for 3-4 weeks. However, there are conflicting reports on the amount of time he’ll miss. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the 3-4 week timetable, while Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer said that he’s only expected to miss one or two games.

Ware said that he was fine and was walking without a limp after the game, so perhaps Glazer is right and he won’t miss much time. Regardless of who is right here, Ware will most certainly miss some game action.

The 31-year-old has been battling various ailments this year, and he played through injuries last season too. Ware also needed offseason should surgery, and it looks like his age is starting to finally catch up to him. He has played in 134 straight games since being drafted by Dallas in 2005, starting 133 of them, and that streak is about to be broken.

The injury originally occurred during the second quarter of their victory over Washington, and he was replaced by Kyle Wilber in the lineup. Dallas’ defensive line has been battered this year, and Ware is just another casualty to add to the list. The good news being that his injury is a relatively minor one that won’t end his season.