- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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IRVING, Texas -- While the Cowboys are getting some players back from injuries such as J.J. Wilcox, Jason Hatcher and Morris Claiborne, team owner/general manager Jerry Jones is looking at DeMarcus Ware.
The starting defensive end returned against the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago after missing the previous three games with a thigh injury. Without Ware, the Cowboys' pass rush was lacking, and it allowed offenses to double Hatcher, who plays defensive tackle.
Against the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Drew Brees was sacked just once and threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns in a dominating performance that saw the offense rack up a NFL-record 40 first downs and 625 total offensive yards. That was with Ware in the lineup.
"The most important player on our scheme and on our defense frankly is the guy who gives the pressure and that's DeMarcus Ware," Jones said on KRLD-FM Tuesday morning. "We like to have them all out there but I think DeMarcus can take up some of the slack on the effectiveness of the defense."