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DeMarcus Ware Agrees That Cowboys' Window Is Closing; "I'm With Jerry"

2012 will mark Ware's eighth season in the NFL

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    Back in May, Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones said that the window for the team to make a serious playoff run with the current core of players was closing. Last Friday, linebacker DeMarcus Ware--one of the key pieces to this aforementioned core of players--said that he agrees with his boss.

    “I feel like from my standpoint, we’re a better team than we were last year, and it’s going to show on the field,” Ware said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Jerry saying that the window’s closing, I’m with Jerry. The window can be closing. It closes every year. It just depends on if you’re going to walk through that door or not. I’m with Jerry on that.”

    Ware has never been much of a rah-rah, vocal leader, and that much hasn’t changed between last year and now. But as he told reporters, he’s developed his own brand of leadership in the locker room, through handing down advice to the younger pass rushers on the team and preparing second-year Tyron Smith for his first season at left tackle.

    “I feel like you have no choice, sometimes the outside linebackers or pass rushers ask me how I do a move and I’m not a guy that wouldn’t tell them,” Ware said. “I want to show you exactly how to do it because it’s going to help me out and it’s going to help the team out.

    “I’ll do whatever I can to help the team out. I also want to take on that leadership role of, ‘What can I do to help the team?’ I think sometimes it takes those small things to do that.”

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