IRVING, Texas -- It's hard to determine if linebacker Justin Durant missed his third consecutive game with a hamstring injury because the coaches didn't believe he was ready to return or if he was a healthy scratch. "You have to ask coach, ask coach about it," Durant said after Thursday's practice. With weakside linebacker Bruce Carter nursing a hamstring injury, raising his availability for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers in doubt, the Cowboys need Durant to return to the lineup.
IRVING, Texas -- Sean Lee was limited in practice for the second straight day with a neck injury, but the signs are that the Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker will play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Lee said he was hurt on the first play of Monday's game and the neck locked up as the game went on. In the second half, he was finally forced to leave Dallas' 45-28 loss to the Chicago Bears. "It’s just a muscle deal," Lee said. "But it wasn’t allowing me to do my job effectively in that game and it happened about three or four times.
IRVING, Texas -- The dominant version of DeMarcus Ware is on the way. “There is no doubt in my mind,” Ware said. “I know that for a fact.” Ware, 31, readily admits that this has been a disappointing season for him. He certainly isn’t satisfied with having a career-low six sacks and no forced fumbles for a Dallas Cowboys group that ranks dead last in the league in total defense. However, Ware has the utmost confidence that he’ll return to being one of the most productive pass-rushers in NFL history as the Cowboys fight for a playoff berth in the final few weeks of the regular season.
IRVING, Texas -- Once again, the success of the Dallas Cowboys' season comes down to the final three games. Win them all, and they will make the playoffs. Lose one and they would need the Philadelphia Eagles to also lose. In the past two seasons, the Cowboys have not been able to measure up, losing in the Week 17 finale to the New York Giants and Washington Redskins to miss out on the playoffs. Now the Cowboys face the same burden in 2013. "I don't think you fight it," quarterback Tony Romo said.
There are no games scheduled for today.