With the season done, Cowboys’ outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is headed for surgery.
Ware, one of the two Cowboys voted to the Pro Bowl this year (along with tight end Jason Witten), will need work done on his hyperextended elbow and strained shoulder, both of which wore on him late in the season. Ware still finished with 11.5 sacks on the year, and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan doubted if he should have been out there on Sunday night at all.
“He shouldn’t have been out there,” Ryan said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He gave us everything he had. Believe me, he’s given us everything he’s got and then some. We needed his leadership and he gave it to us. He’s trying his ass off, but obviously it’s tough.”
Ware said the elbow, in particular, caused him problems in the 28-18 loss.
“I couldn’t use it,” Ware said. “Each week it was getting worse and worse. It’s just hard. We wanted to pull out this win.”
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