Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware was limited by shoulder and elbow injuries near the end of the season and he’ll have an operation to deal with one of those injuries on Thursday.
Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that Ware will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Ware, who had just 2.5 of his 11.5 sacks in the second half, said he hopes to be cleared to return to the field in time for training camp, which doesn’t seem like too tall a task unless his elbow complicates the recovery.
Ware wore a brace down the stretch to protect a hyperextended right elbow that will not be operated on at this point. It’s hoped that rest will correct the problem, but Archer writes that surgery will remain an option later in the offseason.
Ware presumably won’t have to reinterview with a job with the incoming defensive coordinator, although his role could be different next season. There’s talk of a shift to the 4-3 defense in Dallas, which would necessitate a shift in positions for Ware.