Dallas Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said that injured linebacker DeMarcus Ware is “a lot better” and his status is day-to-day following a neck sprain suffered in the team’s 20-17 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
A team source told NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi that if Ware is able to practice on Tuesday, the Cowboys expect him to play in the team’s game against the undefeated Saints on Saturday.
“The prognosis of him coming back this year is real good,” Phillips said during his Monday press conference.
Ware was hospitalized Sunday night with a sprained neck sustained when he slammed headfirst into the Chargers’ Brandyn Dombrowski. Ware was released from the hospital following X-rays and further evaluation.
Ware was pursing quarterback Philip Rivers when he collided into Dombrowski. Ware’s head went straight into Dombrowski’s upper leg, and the linebacker remained on the ground.