We all know that DeMarcus Ware is coming off of offseason shoulder surgery, and spent a good deal of last year playing through the pain that comes with a hyperextended elbow. All of us know that. Including the blockers that will be lining up against Ware in 2013.
So according to former Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton, while Ware might be more dangerous playing defensive end in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 system in 2013, he can also expect linemen and tight ends to test his health early and often.
“DeMarcus is going to know where he's lining up,” Newton told 103.3-FM ESPN Radio, via the Dallas Morning News. “He can study basically one or two players, that's the tight end and the left tackle. He can know their strengths and weaknesses and he can get off the rock. He can better himself as a run defender because now his hand is in the dirt; he will be forced to defend the run.
“The bad part is he's coming off an elbow, he's coming off a shoulder, he's got a hamstring last year ... he's gotta line up against some tough run guys ... the Washington guy; the New York Giants are going to run the ball. They're going to test him to see if he can hold up, physically.”
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