Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Ware, Barber Playing Through Fractures

by rphillips at 10/21/2009 4:27 PM CDT on

There are two significant additions to the Cowboys' injury report, though not considered serious: head coach Wade Phillips said linebacker DeMarcus Ware has a stress fracture in his foot, and running back Marion Barber has a fractured thumb on his left (non-carrying) hand.

Both practiced fully Wednesday and are expected to play against Atlanta, he said.

Phillips said Ware had been experiencing foot pain for the last couple of weeks, and an MRI revealed the fracture.

"It's not a major injury," Phillips said. "It's something he can play with."

Barber thought he jammed his thumb against Kansas City two weeks ago, but an X-ray showed a fracture. Right guard Leonard Davis has the same injury, and both players will wear casts.