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Ware insists Cowboys will be better than 8-8

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The Dallas Cowboys have had consecutive 8-8 seasons, narrowly missing the playoffs in each of the past two years.

This year, Cowboys defensive end (formerly linebacker) DeMarcus Ware says the Cowboys will be better.  That’s what he told Erik Kuselis in an interview that ran on Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk.

So does that mean they’ll be 9-7?

“We will not be .500,” Ware said.  “We will not be .500 like the last two years we’ve been, I can tell you that.”

That actually could be good enough to win the Super Bowl.  In two straight regular-season finales, the Cowboys lost a playoff play-in game for the NFC East crown.  In 2011, the winner of the game — the 9-7 Giants — won the Super Bowl.

For the Cowboys, the challenge is to simply get back into the tournament.  Once they get there, anything can happen.

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45 Responses to “Ware insists Cowboys will be better than 8-8”
  1. steelernationisuperiortothelowlyplebsofthenfllolol says: Apr 5, 2013 10:04 PM

    He’s right. 9-7 and miss the playoffs.

  2. thebadguyswon says: Apr 5, 2013 10:06 PM

    I am a Cowboys fan and no they won’t.

  3. allidoiswin55 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:12 PM

    He’s correct im going out there and guessing this is a playoff team this year(by winning division) they will have the same or less wins than the NFC wildcard teams.

    Not a cowboy fan just see something unique with this team that has me thinking playoffs.

  4. thefootballgodssay says: Apr 5, 2013 10:14 PM


  5. GenXJay says: Apr 5, 2013 10:15 PM

    Ware should know that the ‘boys will be better than 8-8…he’ll imposter as a tech rep. adjusting the visiting teams in-locker room cameras.

  6. dalucks says: Apr 5, 2013 10:15 PM

    I have heard that before in the last 5 seasons. Just prove it.
    The Cowboys are always Super Bowl contenders between March and August. Unfortunately, the NFL season is between September and February.
    As Bill Parcells said “you are what your record says you are.”

  7. mazblast says: Apr 5, 2013 10:17 PM

    “We will not be .500 like the last two years we’ve been, I can tell you that.”

    Uh, DeMarcus, in case you didn’t notice, there are TWO directions you can go from 8-8. I know which one I’d prefer to see the Cowpatties take.

  8. marcolamorsa says: Apr 5, 2013 10:20 PM

    If our oline is improved and if we dont get injuries on defense then i dont see why not… And no dont start with the romo bulls**t cause i know for a fact flacco is not better then romo he just had a better overall supporting cast

  9. percell1 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:22 PM

    Im so sick of everybody before the season begins thinks that the cowboys are a great team on paper.

  10. majormeatcurtains says: Apr 5, 2013 10:26 PM

    He said that they won’t be 8-8. I take that to mean 7-9…. or worse.

  11. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Apr 5, 2013 10:29 PM

    Then put up or shut up

  12. battle23 says: Apr 5, 2013 10:37 PM

    shuttt upppp..jus shutt uppp.. you jus sound stupid jus go out and play……from a Cowboys fan

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 5, 2013 10:41 PM

    Their schedule looks very tough so let’s see what happens in the draft where Dallas needs to have some picks that can come in and help them right away. Also need to stay healthy which has been a big issue. I think they are looking at another 8-8.

  14. cowartsh says: Apr 5, 2013 10:54 PM

    He’s right they will not be 8-8 more like 7-9

  15. FlyFromTheInside says: Apr 5, 2013 10:56 PM

    Nice that he thinks that, but who is going to win a meaningful big for them at the QB position? Orton??

  16. divan22 says: Apr 5, 2013 11:04 PM

    Somehow there’s no mention in this post about the fact that Ware also called Romo a top 5 QB.

    I guess Romo’s only newsworthy when he’s being slammed, huh?

  17. j4man1 says: Apr 5, 2013 11:33 PM

    He’s right, GO COWBOYS! Haters don’t bother.

  18. micker716 says: Apr 5, 2013 11:58 PM

    Yup, 7-9

  19. jayovalentine says: Apr 5, 2013 11:59 PM

    He is right !! They won’t even get to .500 at all. Not hating on the cowboys but I just don’t see it. Switching to a whole new Defense is tough in the 1st year.

  20. brintfatre says: Apr 5, 2013 11:59 PM

    From the perspective of the rest of the NFC East, Cowboys at 6-10 is “better than 8-8.”

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 6, 2013 12:16 AM

    How about “I can tell you this, we will win our division.” Show some fire man, you have a defense to lead.

    Dal, Gia, Phi, Was – in that order.

  22. nygiantstones says: Apr 6, 2013 12:19 AM

    Don’t ever compare the cowgirls to the Giants. Ever.

  23. robmar924 says: Apr 6, 2013 12:24 AM

    Switching to a 4-3 defense wont be a quick fix. It can take up to 3 years to get the right personnel. Ware is great and will fit in any defense but the rest of the defense probably takes a step back before stepping forward. It will be tough finishing better than 8-8 with how tough the NFC is.

  24. nejerseygirl says: Apr 6, 2013 12:50 AM

    If the Cowboys get an offensive line, I might buy this. If they don’t get one, they’ll be lucky to be 8-8.

  25. bert1913 says: Apr 6, 2013 1:18 AM

    romo will be fine, in the regular season that is

  26. 4thqtrsaint says: Apr 6, 2013 1:43 AM

    Switching to a new defense doesn’t help, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. The Saints won their SB in Greg Williams’ first year as DC.

    Still, it’s hard to imagine the Boys winning anything next year, or any year Romo is the QB.

  27. greatestgamensports says: Apr 6, 2013 1:44 AM

    With a couple key additions in the draft they will be better than 8-8 and they will be a dangerous team!

  28. fruitcovejag says: Apr 6, 2013 1:45 AM

    We’ve heard this the last 10 years. Lets exposé him!

  29. rmal83 says: Apr 6, 2013 2:16 AM

    Go Cowboys!

  30. calizcowboyz says: Apr 6, 2013 3:01 AM

    TEAM. Get it yet IDIOTS. Not Ware, not Romo, not dez, T E A M EFFORT!

    Bowling, tennins, golf, and wacking off is a SOLO effort. FOOTBALL is 22 guys hitting 22 guys!


  31. ejm845 says: Apr 6, 2013 5:56 AM

    And after they go 2 & 14 they wont be able to draft jonny football becase they locked romo up what a waste of 100 mil

  32. jjb0811 says: Apr 6, 2013 7:40 AM

    Cowboys are a sub 500 team. Have been pretty much since J Johnson stepped aside. What will be different this year?

  33. flavordave says: Apr 6, 2013 8:01 AM

    The Eagles, in conjunction with the Chip Kelly 11 Headed Offensive Monster Machine Tour 2013, will account for 2 dominating losses. They can not possibly take the field hoping to compete and win against this intricate offensive scheme. And theres simply nothing that you can do about it.

  34. jpb12 says: Apr 6, 2013 8:19 AM

    Isn’t this what Jeffrey Lurie said last year?

    Dream…. on

  35. gpete1962 says: Apr 6, 2013 8:19 AM

    It’s a shame that Ware and Witten will never see a Super Bowl! Not With Nomo and Skeletor at the helm.

  36. therealpittbull says: Apr 6, 2013 8:30 AM

    He’s right. The cowboys won’t be finish .500. But, they can finish, .438, .378, .313, or worse. I choose worse. Nothing like seeing cowboy players and their fans miserable.

  37. hartcarluncarlun says: Apr 6, 2013 8:36 AM

    The fact that he has to say that….speaks for itself!!

  38. rhamrhoddy says: Apr 6, 2013 8:49 AM

    Kind of a strange declaration.

    “We will not be .500 this season”

    “What then, 9-7? 10-6?”

    “We may be 9-7 or we may be 7-9 but we will NOT be 8-8”

  39. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 6, 2013 9:33 AM

    Cowboys will finish last in the nfc east,Why Jerry Jones does not draft well at all

    Tony Romo`s 19 INT`s last season will not improve in 2013 behind a weak O-Line

    Changing from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 with 3-4 players is not good at all

    The Cowboys secondary is vastly over rated! Brandon Carr is awful!!!!!

    Dallas needs a solid running attack to even have a chance at making the playoffs,Their RB`s are awful or is it their O-Line……take a pick!!!!

  40. vernonbasketball says: Apr 6, 2013 10:24 AM

    He never said anything about 7-9 or 6-10 just not .500

  41. andylucksneck says: Apr 6, 2013 10:41 AM

    Cowboy players/coaches/owner are always making these predictions. I don’t get it. Just allow the season to happen. The girls will probably go 5-11 this year. Garrett is not a very good coach, the players are not as good as advertised, and the teams in their division are just flat our better.

  42. larrydavid7000 says: Apr 6, 2013 10:48 AM

    @flavordave their you go again talking silly. Did you just get done playing madden 13 again. your egirls lead by the chipper arn’t going anywhere but down. 60 years and counting.!!!!!

  43. thebadguyswon says: Apr 6, 2013 12:19 PM

    Like I said, I am a Dallas fan. I see 6-10 coming up. Dallas has done nothing for the O-line yet again. Their running back will not stay healthy and they have no depth behind him. Their two best linebackers are injury-prone as well.

    No way this team wins even 7 games.

  44. ericn42000 says: Apr 6, 2013 12:29 PM

    All this talk that’s all I hear every year! How about this football team goes out and prove that your team can win. All this team has proved to me for the last 7+ yrs is they CAN’T win!! I waste a lot of $$$ paying for Sunday ticket to watch this team run themselves into the ground every year, I’m about to cancel!!! Now shut up and put up!!!

  45. johnnytubetop says: Apr 6, 2013 1:24 PM

    I agree they won’t be 8-8. But I’m not sure they will be better than 8-8.

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