DeMarcus Ware Could Miss First Game Of His Career With Quad Injury

DeMarcus Ware left Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with a quadriceps injury, and on Monday the prognosis left it uncertain whether the defensive end will miss the first game of his career.

Ware was set to undergo an MRI exam on Monday, and his status for the Dallas Cowboys Week 7 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles is up in the air.

Ware was taken to out of the game after suffering the injury, joining running back DeMarco Murray in the locker room. Ware suffered his injury just before halftime, but when the team took the field for the second half Ware did not join them.

The team relies on Ware to create a pass rush and keep pressure off the defensive backfield. Without Ware the Cowboys often struggle to rush the quarterback, but on Sunday the team was able to keep Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris in check.

One week after losing to the Denver Broncos in a shootout that saw the team score 48 points and Tony Romo throw for more than 500 yards, on Sunday it was the special teams leading the way. Dwayne Harris returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown and had another 90-yard kickoff return that set up a touchdown.

The Cowboys denied the Redskins a chance to get consecutive wins after starting 0-3, and Dallas also maintained control of the NFC East with a 3-3 record.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones offered a bit of insight on DeMarcus Ware’s injury, saying he didn’t expect it to be a long-term issue.

“We’ll have to see on both of them. I did talk to DeMarcus and he seemed optimistic he could be out there,” Jones said after the game.

DeMarcus Ware has quite a streak on the line — he has never missed a game in his eight-year NFL career.