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DeMarcus Ware sticks his neck out

Cowboys LB's quick recovery from injury yields timeless performance against Saints

Updated: January 25, 2012, 1:02 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- As DeMarcus Ware walked across the Superdome field on Dec. 19, 2009, fresh off the bus from the Dallas Cowboys' French Quarter hotel, he had no idea whether he would play against the New Orleans Saints.

Six days earlier, Ware -- No. 12 on the ESPN.com/ESPN The Magazine's NFL Any Era team -- suffered a neck injury when he slammed into the hip of San Diego Chargers tackle Brandyn Dombrowski that temporarily left him motionless. The Cowboys' medical staff unscrewed his face ...

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