OXNARD, Calif. – The hamstring bug has struck yet again for the Cowboys, this time to All-Pro linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who will not play in Saturday's game with the Chargers.
Ware told reporters after Friday's final walkthrough in Oxnard that has experienced some tightness in his hamstring and won't push it against the Chargers. Although had this been in the regular season, it sounded like Ware would certainly be a go to play.
But like many others this camp, the Cowboys have been overly cautious with all injuries, particularly with the hamstrings.
The Cowboys will likely be without defensive end Jason Hatcher, wide receiver Miles Austin and outside linebacker Anthony Spencer – all because of hamstring injuries. Rookie tailback Lance Dunbar has also been out for two weeks with a hamstring injury and rookie safety Matt Johnson, a fourth-round pick, has yet to practice with the Cowboys in camp because of a hamstring setback.
Ware's injury means three outside linebackers will be out for Saturday's game – Ware, Spencer and rookie Kyle Wilber (broken thumb). Victor Butler will start at one spot and it's likely either Alex Albright or rookie Adrian Hamilton will get the start on the opposite side. Expect plenty of reps from Hamilton, one of the standouts in last week's game against Oakland.