NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 19: Linebacker DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys sacks quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 19, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
DeMarcus Ware will undergo surgery next week to remove a bone spur from his left heel. However, the linebacker will play in the Pro Bowl this Sunday, and is expected to make a quick recovery. Ware said he expects to be at full health when the team's off-season conditioning program gets under way.
Ware, of course, is in Miami for his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance. It was announced earlier in the week that Ware was voted to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000s by the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.
Also from Miami:
*At the tail-end of an interview with Tony Romo, the issue of Deion Sanders' competitiveness was broached via a story from last Summer involving a flag football game, Sanders, and Mark-Paul Gosselar who, of course, made a name for himself portraying Zack Morris on Saved By The Bell. Apparently, Gosselar committed a few costly mistakes, and Sanders has yet to forget about it. "I'm a competitor, you know that," Sanders said. "I hate losing. I don't watch his show anymore, whoever it was.[Gosselar] blew a cover-2. I'll never speak to him again. We lost. [He] cost us the game."
*Cowboys' cornerback Mike Jenkins, a late replacement, said today he is honored to make his first appearance in the Pro Bowl."It feels good man, a big achievement for me to come in my second year and to make it, to play with these elite guys out here," Jenkins said. "So right now, I'm ecstatic."
The second-year corner said that he doesn't plan to take it easy in the game, despite the uniformly lax feel of the week. "Around these guys, you have to earn your respect, especially me, this is my first year. I'm still young, a lot of these guys already have five or more [appearances] under their belt."