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DeMarcus Ware, Lee, Anderson sit out

IRVING -- Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, inside linebacker Sean Lee and fullback Deon Anderson missed practice on Wednesday with injuries.

Ware was expected to practice after suffering a neck strain in Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins.

"I'm good. You know how it is," Ware said before practice. "I put my head down and tweaked it a little bit. But I'm good.‬"

As reporters were walking past the locker room, following the access period for practice, Ware smiled at a reporter and gave a head nod.

Coach Wade Phillips said after Wednesday's practice Ware was held out as a precaution and doesn't think he will miss Sunday's Week 2 game vs. Chicago. Ware underwent tests for a slight concussion.

Anderson tried to practice Wednesday and did some drills, but coach Wade Phillips told associate athletic trainer Britt Brown to get Anderson off the field before practice started.

Anderson has a knee injury the team is looking into.

Lee has a strained hamstring and most likely miss the Bears game. Lee suffered the injury on the first punt return of the game in a Week 1 loss at Washington.

Phillips was irked Lee didn't tell the coaching and training staff he was hurt. Lee tried to play through the injury and it hurt the team according to Phillips.

Meanwhile, offensive linemen Kyle Kosier and Marc Colombo returned to practice. For that story, click here.

Also, Phillips talked to his team for five minutes before stretching exercises. It isn't known what Phillips said to his team, but with the Cowboys (0-1) under criticism for their struggles vs. the Washington Redskins on Sunday, it would appear Phillips wants his team to have a strong practice. Normally the Cowboys begin on-field prep work for the next opponent. Sunday they play the Chicago Bears.