Dez Bryant, DeMarcus Ware get nicked-up

September, 15, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Dallas Cowboys didn't have any major injuries in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, there was a scare late in the fourth quarter when defensive end DeMarcus Ware went down with a stinger to his left shoulder. Ware suffered the injury when he hit quarterback Alex Smith on a pass late in the fourth quarter.

Ware quickly left the field.

After the game, Ware described the shoulder as "shoulder stuff; I'm fine."

Ware didn't appear to have any problems moving his arm in the locker room after the game. In the offseason, Ware had surgery on his right shoulder.

Wide receiver Dez Bryant didn't appear to have any problems with his sprained left foot, though his back tightened up on him after the game. He received some medical treatment afterward and it doesn't appear to be any major concern.

Cornerback Morris Claiborne left the game briefly after slamming his left shoulder into Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. Claiborne separated his shoulder in last week's victory over the New York Giants.

"I think he played hurt today and sucked it up," defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said.

Cornerback Orlando Scandrick got some stitches in his chin after blocking a kick. Scandrick wasn't hurt on the play, but was while celebrating with safety Will Allen when they ran into each other after the play.

Also, running back Lance Dunbar (foot), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and safety Danny McCray (hamstring) played without any issues. Spencer, normally a starter, rotated snaps at defensive end with George Selvie.
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for He joined in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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