Cowboys’ All-Pro outside linebacker (and soon-to-be defensive end, in Monte Kiffin’s Tampa 2 defense) DeMarcus Ware has already undergone one surgical procedure this offseason, to repair a torn posterior labrum that nagged at him down the stretch of the 2012 season and required him to play in a harness.
Now, it appears he’ll need another, this time on his elbow.
"Just to get the bone fragments cleaned up," Ware said Thursday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Ware still recorded 11.5 sacks in 2012, but as Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram points out, only 1.5 of these came in the final six games of the season.
Moving forward this offseason, Ware will be charged with not only recovering from the injuries sustained last season, but learning an entirely new defense under Kiffin. That said, Ware seems ready for the challenge and many, including should-be Hall of Fame defensive end Charles Haley, believe Ware will thrive with his hand on the ground in the 4-3.
"I think just in general a lot of changes are going on," Ware said. "You never know what's best for the team. You've just got to roll with the punches."
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