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Ware Bounced From First Round of "Madden 12" Voting

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Ware Bounced From First Round of "Madden 12" Voting

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ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 21: Quarterback Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions scrambles with the ball under pressure by Demarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys beat the Lions 35-19. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Shaun Hill;Demarcus Ware

And the cover boy for EA Sports’ Madden 12 is...

Not DeMarcus Ware.

The Dallas Cowboys’ All-Pro outside linebacker was bounced from the NCAA-style tournament in the first round, routed by his real-life rival Michael Vick. Vick received 76 percent of the vote, the second greatest margin of victory for any of the winners in the first round of voting.

Only Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan earned a more decisive victory over his opening round opponent. He bested Cleveland Browns’ running back Peyton Hillis with 89 percent of the vote.

Of course, the contest is more or less meaningless, meaning that Cowboys fans shouldn’t be all that upset about Ware losing out to Vick, regardless of how decisive his victory was. And aside from that, as we all know, the Madden cover is cursed.

So really, in this instance, shouldn’t we be rooting for a division foe?

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