The Dallas Cowboys ended their season on a frustrating note on Sunday night, losing a de facto NFC East championship game to the Philadelphia Eagles by a final of 24-22. For defensive end DeMarcus Ware, frustration was a major theme in 2013.
After looking primed for an eighth straight Pro Bowl nod in training camp, the injuries started. Playing through back issues, quad issues and elbow issues--and coming off offseason shoulder surgery--Ware finished the year with a career low six sacks. His previous low of eight--the only other time he’s finished in the single digits--was set in his rookie year of 2005, also the last time Ware was not invited to Honolulu.
“The whole season I had my right elbow. I don’t know what’s wrong with it,” Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. “I’ll get it checked out. This game I wrapped my left elbow up, I hyper-extended it in practice. I had a torn right quad for probably about six games, and then I got a herniated disk in my back. But I’ve been playing with that since 2010. It flared up on me a little bit. I just get out there and play, man. When I have an opportunity to get out there and play, I play to the best of my ability and I just keep it rolling.”
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