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DeMarcus Ware: I won't miss a month for Cowboys

DeMarcus Ware conceded Monday that he is doubtful to play this week when the Dallas Cowboys face the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Ware is expected to miss three to four weeks after straining his quadriceps muscle.

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The defensive end took offense to that month-long timetable.

"I don't think so," Ware said when asked if he could miss up to a month, per the Dallas Morning News. "I just know my body recovers really fast and I'm not going to be out that long."

Ware has yet to sit out during his career (he has played in 134 consecutive games). He said he felt better Monday and was adamant about not completely ruling himself out.

"They're saying doubtful this week," he said. "But I don't know. I'm just trying to get ready."

Ware has played so many games banged up that it's easy to see where his optimism comes from. But, as we saw last season, an injured Ware isn't the same disruptive force. The Cowboys would be better served getting him as close to 100 percent as possible rather than letting him return at quarter-speed the rest of the season.

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