The Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware wore back his Cowboys jersey and returned practice Thursday, although the team was still unsure whether he could play this Saturday night’s game at New Orleans just less than a week after the linebacker strained his neck in a scary headfirst collision.
On the practice report issued by the Cowboys, Ware was still listed as not participating, but he indeed was involved in some parts of the 90-minute session without pads that resembled a walkthrough. According to NFL rules, the team does not need to indicate Ware’s playing status for Saturday game until Friday.
The three-time Pro Bowl linebacker himself said earlier this week that he wanted to play against the undefeated Saints, the NFL’s most productive offense, and he might be able to keep his promise. Having never missed a game, Ware has started all 77 regular-season games since he was the 11th overall pick in 2005 and is likely to continue with the clean streak.