DeMarcus Ware spent nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, leaving in free agency this offseason as the franchise’s all-time sacks leader and one of the best defensive players to wear the star. Now a Bronco--having signed a three-year deal in March, shortly after he was released by the Cowboys in a cost-cutting move--Ware hopes to return to Dallas when it’s all said and done and retire with the team that drafted him.
“You know, before, and just talking to Jerry, we talked about that,” Ware said during a conference call ahead of Thursday’s Cowboys-Broncos preseason game. “He’s just like, ‘You know what, I want you to be able to come back here and retire as a Dallas Cowboy.’ That’s a big goal of mine.”
Ware left the Cowboys having posted 574 tackles, 117 sacks, 32 forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions, but was slowed by injuries in the last couple of seasons. Even considering the injuries, Ware was surprised that the Cowboys let him go.
“I thought I was always going to be a Dallas Cowboy,” Ware said. “That was really, really big for me. I played well for nine years, so I never thought that they would get rid of me.”
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