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Thursday, December 19, 2013
DeMarcus Ware feels better, but is limited

By Calvin Watkins

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware was limited in practice on Thursday with a sore back. Ware said it's nothing serious, and he expects to play in Sunday's road game against the Washington Redskins.

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"I feel good, but at the end of the day, we know what's at stake," Ware said. "To be honest with you, this is the type of game -- one of those playoff-atmosphere type games -- its win, lose or draw to me. I know my teammates feel the same way. We're going to play that way."

The Cowboys need to win their remaining two regular-season games to clinch the NFC East title and a potential No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

While Ware was getting some practice time in, starting cornerback Brandon Carr missed the session because of an illness. Cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), wide receiver Dwayne Harris (hamstring), linebackers Sean Lee (neck) and Ernie Sims (groin), and wide receiver Terrance Williams (hamstring) missed practice, as well.

Claiborne ruled himself out of Sunday's game, and Lee is doubtful.

Starting defensive end Jason Hatcher (stinger), starting linebacker Bruce Carter (hamstring) and defensive tackle Jarius Wynn (chest) were limited in practice.