DeMarcus Ware has been sidelined the majority of this season with a quadriceps injury and after participating in the past few practices for the Dallas Cowboys, he is making his return to the gridiron tonight against the New Orleans Saints.
With a pivotal game against the high-powered Saints, his return could not come back at a better time.
Ware has only started six games for the Cowboys this year and until this year had been one of the true NFL iron men. Prior to this year, Ware had started every single game for the Cowboys except for one game in 2009. The return of Ware gives the Cowboys one of the NFL’s best defensive players along with their best defensive play maker. On a defensive line that is struggling to find an identity, Ware can be a very valued asset to the Cowboys as the move deeper into the season. Even though Ware may not quite be 100 percent quite yet, he is still better than a lot of the defensive players in the NFL.
After edging out the struggling Minnesota Vikings, the Cowboys will need to sure things up on defense if they hope to go deep into the playoffs. With Ware back in the line-up just his presence alone can be enough to help free up others on the defense. The Cowboys’ defensive struggles have been very apparent this year and as they inch closer to the playoffs their offense may not be able to bring them back from the brink like they did against the Vikings last week. If the Cowboys want to go deep into the playoffs, Ware is going to have to be able to produce the same he has in the past. However, with Ware coming off a biceps injury the Cowboys should be cautious going forward and limit the amount of snaps the 31-year-old.