No Tony Romo. No Sean Lee. And now a banged-up DeMarcus Ware.
Ware has been one of the most prolific pass rushers in the league since he entered the league in 2005. The future Hall of Fame selection has 117 career sacks. But Ware hasn't been the same edge rusher dealing with a quad injury, a back injury and a right elbow injury during the course of the season. The quad injury forced him to miss the first three games of his career.
On Thursday, Ware injured his left elbow in practice. It was bad enough that he underwent an MRI on Friday and was listed as questionable on the team's injury report.
"I'm playing," Ware told DallasCowboys.com. "Without a doubt, I'll be out there."
Meanwhile, wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was named to the Pro Bowl, has been dealing with a back injury of his own. Bryant is probable, meaning that he is definitely playing, and he said that he and his teammates are rallying around backup Kyle Orton, who is making his first start since 2011.
"We've got to go out there and fight," Bryant told DallasCowboys.com. "We're going to go out, lay it all out on the line and get this 'W' for Tony."