DeMarcus Ware: I'm a game-time call

Updated: October 17, 2013, 7:02 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys starting defensive end DeMarcus Ware said Thursday he is a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Philadelphia Eagles with a thigh injury.

Ware, who hasn't practiced this week, plans to travel to the game and test his leg. He has done some light running while in rehab, including pushing off and doing some cutting.

"It's two times better than what it was," Ware said. "I do have some push. I actually have been running in the weight room. It's feeling pretty good to me personally."

Ware has never missed an NFL game since entering the league as a first-round draft pick in 2005.

Ware suffered a neck injury in a 2009 game against the San Diego Chargers when he was carried off the field. There was a thought Ware would miss the next game that season at New Orleans, but he recovered in time to play, although he didn't start.

"I know that I can get through injuries," Ware said. "You can never sway what [injury] is worse than the other. Each week, like I took with that injury, take that whole week and make a game-day decision."

Sources told ESPN earlier this week that Ware could miss three to four weeks, but the defensive end dismissed that timetable.

"I'm not going to be out three or four weeks," he said. "I don't know where that came from. Somebody said it. I know my recovery is pretty fast, and I'm feeling pretty good today."

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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