Ware will be wearing cast against Giants

Updated: December 6, 2009, 5:18 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware will wear a cast to protect a small fracture on his left wrist for Sunday's game against the Giants, according to a source close to the situation.

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Ware, who leads the team with eight sacks, is already playing with a stress fracture in his foot.

The foot injury hasn't limited him in practice this season.

On Friday, Ware's name appeared on the injury report with a new health issue, the small chip fracture of his left wrist.

Ware didn't miss any practices last week because of the injury. But after Ware experienced some discomfort, team officials got an X-ray of the wrist, which revealed the injury.

A wrist injury of any kind can become troublesome for any player who uses his hands as much as Ware.

When going up against tackles and tight ends, Ware uses his hands to get them away from them. If a tackle extends his arms to hold Ware back, he tries to push them away by knocking their hands down.

During Cowboys practices, Ware stresses the need for hand and arm placement when going up against tackles and tight ends.

Against the Giants, Ware's wrist will be tested when he faces left tackle David Diehl and right tackle Kareem McKenzie.

In the first meeting with the Giants on Sept. 20, Ware had no sacks but had one quarterback pressure and one tackle for loss.

Ware has already had three games this season in which he was limited to one quarterback pressure.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.

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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