Like most of us, Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker DeMarcus Ware is ready to put this lockout, and all the frustrating unpleasantness it brought with it, behind him. Ware actually sounded quite similar to an anxious fan when speaking to reporters on Thursday, expressing a hint of optimism under an overwhelming hope that football would return soon.
“It’s like a waiting process,” Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. “Everybody, all the players have been hibernating, ready to play. It’s been back and forth, agreeing upon contractual stuff and now it's sort of like the end. Like, ‘Oh, man, all of this work that we’ve done, let’s get it going.’ It’s going to be hard for everybody because some players, coaches, new coaches for us, we’ve got to hit the road running.”
Ware spoke to over 100 soldiers prior to a special screening of Captain America on Thursday evening as part of a Heroes 4 Heroes event at the Rockwall Cinema 12, an event aimed at wishing ‘good luck’ to troops before deployment. As his wife Taniqua served for five years in the U.S. Air Force, the significance of the night was not lost on Ware.
“I’ve seen how they deploy, how they have to leave their families, leave their kids behind, but also they’re behind enemy lines and in danger,” Ware said. “It’s a remarkable thing for them to go and serve for us and put themselves second. With my wife being in the military, I feel what they feel.”
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