Ware: 'I feel good enough to play next week'

December 17, 2012

DeMarcus Ware added another injury to the list on Sunday. The Cowboys outside linebacker, who was already playing with a hyper-extended right elbow, suffered a right shoulder injury in the Cowboys' 27-24 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Although Ware missed some time he returned and finished the game.

"I feel good enough to play next week," Ware said Monday. "You get bumps and bruises here and there, elbow and shoulder, whatever it is, I just have to get out there and play."

Despite playing Sunday without six defensive starters, the Cowboys managed to get critical stops in the fourth quarter and overtime. Brandon Carr's interception in the extra period was the game's biggest play, but it might have never occurred had it not been for sacks from Ware, Anthony Spencer and Sean Lissemore on the Steelers' final two possessions in regulation.

Surprisingly, having so many new faces doesn't seem to be affecting the Cowboys defensive unit.

"This is the closest team I've been on in any year I've been here," Ware said. "I've been here eight years. You have guys who are out. We had six starters out on defense. You have guys who are taking their spots and filling their roles and it's really not about the name on the back of your jersey, it's about how all 11 guys get together, play together, about that passion, that intensity. This December, it's been a whole different team."