Demarcus Ware | LB | Dallas Cowboys
Posted: 5/22/2013 12:39am et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware and DT Jay Ratliff did not participate in team drills Tuesday, May 21, during the first day of organized team activities (OTAs).
Huddle Up: Ware (elbow) and Ratliff (sports hernia) both are coming off surgeries earlier this offseason and will be brought along slowly.
Posted: 2/21/2013 1:01pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (elbow) might not need surgery on his hyperextended right elbow, according to a source. He already had postseason surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Ware now should be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Ware made the right move by getting his shoulder taken care of immediately after the season and now plenty of rest is ahead for the perennial Pro Bowler, who has recorded 77.5 sacks over the past 5 seasons.
Posted: 1/31/2013 11:21pm et
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware said he does not expect any problems in his transition to a defensive end in Monte Kiffin's new 4-3 defensive alignment because he has played the position before. 'In college I played the 4-3,' Ware said. 'It's usually just being aggressive (in) getting to the quarterback, stopping the run from a defensive end standpoint. But I've been playing the 3-4 for eight years, so I have gotten comfortable with that.' Ware does not think he will need to put on any more weight to play defensive end.
Huddle Up: Ware has been consistently great, recording at least 11 sacks in each of the past 7 seasons, and his recently completed shoulder surgery should rate higher on the concern scale, even though that's likely to be blown off as a non-issue as well a couple games into next season.
Posted: 1/12/2013 10:58am et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware likely would move to defensive end if the team switches to a 4-3 defensive alignment.
Huddle Up: Ware's position eligibility is something to keep an eye on in IDP leagues; regardless of his position, his priority remains getting after the quarterback.
Posted: 1/10/2013 1:49pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (shoulder, elbow) said Wednesday, Jan. 9, that he will undergo surgery on his right shoulder Thursday, Jan. 10. He hopes to be cleared to return to the field on time for training camp. Ware was bothered for much of the season with a posterior torn labrum, which caused his shoulder to pop in and out of place. It has yet to be determined whether Ware will also undergo surgery for a hyperextended right elbow. Ware will obviously not be able to participate in the Pro Bowl.
Huddle Up: The injuries really caught up with Ware down the stretch, and he finished the season with career lows in sacks (10) and total tackles (56).
Posted: 12/26/2012 7:48pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow, shoulder) DL Robert Callaway (non-injury), DT Jay Ratliff (groin), LB Victor Butler (groin) and LB Brady Poppinga (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Ware left this past Sunday's game in the third quarter with his shoulder strain and, predictably, sat out Wednesday's practice, but with the NFC East crown on the line Sunday night in D.C., it's all hands on deck for the 'Boys, including Ware, who's expected to play through the pain.
Posted: 12/22/2012 10:14pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow, shoulder) is far from 100 percent at this point in the season; however, he said he will be available for Week 16. Ware has been bothered by a stinger at times this season and is currently slowed by right shoulder and right elbow injuries. 'I'm feeling good enough to play on Sunday, so that's good,' Ware said.
Huddle Up: That's not good news for Drew Brees and the Saints, who only have allowed 24 sacks this season.
Posted: 12/13/2012 6:44pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (elbow) said he has a hyperextended elbow and will wear a brace on the elbow in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Ware didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, but by almost all accounts the feared pass rusher will play and and will be getting after Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday.
Posted: 9/14/2012 10:19pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring), WR Andre Holmes (knee), CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder), RB Felix Jones (ribs), S Danny McCray (neck), S Gerald Sensabaugh (concussion) and LB Kyle Wilber (thumb) are probable for Week 2. All of the players practiced in full Friday, Sept. 14, except for Ware, who was limited.
Huddle Up: Sorry, Russell Wilson, it looks like Ware will be coming after you Sunday afternoon. Ware, who had a pair of sacks in the Cowboys' season-opening win over the Giants, has been limited in practice all week as Dallas has tried to preserve the LB for Sunday.
Posted: 9/5/2012 11:46pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware picked up a sack in the second quarter of the Week 1 game Wednesday, Sept. 5, against the New York Giants. It was his 100th career sack in just his 113th NFL game. He is the second fastest to the milestone, beaten only by Hall of Fame DE Reggie White.
Huddle Up: Ware also added another sack in the Cowboys' 24-17 win, and looks to be well on his way to a seventh-straight double-digit sack season.
Posted: 9/3/2012 1:18am et
The Dallas Cowboys restructured the contract of LB DeMarcus Ware and have created $2.755 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Whatever he's making exactly, Ware has been worth every cent to the Cowboys. He's posted double-digit sack totals in each of the past 6 seasons and has had at least 58 total tackles in each of those years as well.
Posted: 8/28/2012 3:30pm et
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware (hamstring) and WR Miles Austin (hamstring) both say they will be ready for the Cowboys' first game of the season when they take on the New York Giants Wednesday, Sept. 5. Head coach Jason Garrett was hopeful Austin could practice by the end of the week.
Huddle Up: At last, some positive news coming out of Big D, where a number of the team's fantasy standouts, including TE Jason Witten and WR Dez Bryant, have missed extensive time this preseason. Of course, hamstring issues can prove tricky, recurring at a moment's notice despite the players' best intentions.
Posted: 8/11/2012 11:23pm et
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware said he is constantly looking for ways to improve his game and has learned some pass-rush moves from LB Victor Butler. 'Sometimes you can't go in a situation thinking that you know it all,' Ware said. 'Those guys come in and they have some different type moves, and that's what I try to steal from them. If you stay young, you stay in this league a long time. And Victor shows me a lot of things and it helps me out a lot and vice versa.'
Huddle Up: An improved Ware truly would be a scary sight. The eighth-year pro finished only behind the Vikings' Jared Allen with 19.5 sacks last season and has has had at least 14 in each of his past 5 campaigns. If Ware gets any better, Michael Strahan's single-season sack mark of 22.5 will be toast.