Stock Report: Ware up, Newman down

The Cowboys finished the 2011 home schedule with a 20-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday afternoon. It was not a Merry Christmas for the fans at Cowboys Stadium.

With that, we have our weekly Stock Report, telling you who's up and who's down.


Stock Up

DeMarcus Ware. The outside linebacker played well despite a stinger that just won't go away. He finished with two sacks, four tackles, two tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries. Ware continues to draw double-teams and beats defenders one-on-one.

Felix Jones. It was good to see Jones on the field after suffering a hamstring injury in the previous game. He showed a good burst and lateral movement while finishing with a 6-yards per carry average.

Jason Garrett. Despite Jerry Jones' sideline stroll, Garrett made the right decisions regarding his roster in terms of playing hurt players. Garrett made the right call to sit Jones after a few carries and didn't get burned by using nicked-up defensive players such as Jay Ratliff and Ware.


Stock Down

Terence Newman. The veteran cornerback doesn't seem to be playing with much confidence. He's not breaking to the ball on a consistent basis in zone and is a step slow at times. He did have six tackles, but most of those came in the secondary.

Tony Romo. Romo suffered a bruised right hand when he was popped by defensive end Jason Babin after throwing a pass in the first quarter. Romo tried to return but was held out as a precaution. Romo can still grip the ball but he needs to get swelling in his hand down before he can return.

Jerry Jones. He needed to stay in the owners box during the first quarter when Tony Romo was hurt. Jones was worried about Romo and that's fine, but he didn't need to approach Jason Garrett during the first quarter to inform him on the quarterback's status.