While fans in Philadelphia and across the league eagerly anticipate Chip Kelly’s announcement of who will start at quarterback for the Eagles in their divisional showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, we can already rule two key members of the Cowboys out for the game, according to various media outlets.
Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram among others, is reporting that both Cowboys running-back DeMarco Murray and defensive-end Demarcus Ware will miss the Eagles-Cowboys showdown with injuries sustained in the Cowboys Sunday night football win over the Redskins.
Ware, who hasn’t missed a game in his eight and a half seasons in the NFL, will miss a game for the first time in his career next Sunday after pulling his quad while rushing Robert Griffin III yesterday night.
Hill is reporting that Ware will miss one week, while ESPN Dallas is reporting that Ware could be out up to a month. Ware himself believes that his body will recover much quicker than three-fours weeks, but at the very least he will miss the Eagles game.
The Cowboys got an encouraging prognosis when running back Demarco Murray’s MRI results should nothing more than a sprained MCL, after he left Sunday’s game against the Redskins, but Murray will likely miss the Eagles game as well.
While I would never encourage rooting for people to be injured, win or loss next week, the Eagles will benefit from Murray and Ware being out because it reduces the Cowboys chances of winning.