DeMarcus Ware torn about who to root for in Dallas-Denver game

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DeMarcus Ware is ready for Sunday’s game between his former teams. The “between” makes it hard for him to know who to root for — the Cowboys or the Broncos?

Ware admits his loyalties are divided.

He will sit “on the 50-yard line, in the middle,” wear blue because “both teams have blue” and don a hat with a “D” so no one will “know what ‘D’ stands for.”

Ware became the Cowboys’ all-time sacks leader with 138.5 after they made him a first-round pick in 2005. He played his last three seasons in Denver after Dallas released him.

“They [both] know what they’re doing,” Ware said, via ESPN’s Todd Archer. “The only difference is one is orange and the other one is royal blue and white. But this week, it’s going to be split a little bit.”

The Cowboys showed interest in Ware this offseason before he decided to sign a one-day contract with the Cowboys and retire.

“I was one day away from coming back and signing with the Dallas Cowboys,” Ware, 35, said. “But my body just told me it’s time. It’s time to stop playing. Still have the drive to get out there and the want to play, but you’ve got to think about family, think about what’s important, and I just decided it’s time to hang up the cleats and put on a suit.”

Ware admits he would listen if the Cowboys came calling during the season.

“If Jerry calls me, I’ll answer the phone,” Ware said. “I will answer the phone.”

11 responses to “DeMarcus Ware torn about who to root for in Dallas-Denver game

  1. Very good football player and an even better human being. Wish D-Ware all the best for his future and good luck getting in the HoF.

  2. Love what he did for the Broncos, but we just borrowed him for a couple of years, he’s a Cowboy. He can cheer for them Sunday, although I’m guessing he’s wearing his Broncos Super Bowl ring at the game.

  3. It’s really a slap in the face as a Cowboys fan that he wouldn’t think twice about saying he’s rooting for Dallas. They are the team that believed enough in him to draft him. They are the team that paid him the top of his position while he was here for 9 seasons. He’s the one that decided not to accept their offer to stay in Dallas, and forced their hand to cut him. They couldn’t pay 16 MM$ for 6 sacks a year.
    Interestingly, guess what Denver asked him to do after 1 year? Pay cut. If Ware doesn’t have any loyalty to Dallas anymore, it tells me more about his true character.

  4. You have to think there is a human element in Ware, probably made friends in Denver but was in Dallas longer and still has connections there. I wish the league had more guys like him! I would be torn as well.

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    joetoronto says:
    September 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    Jerrah will be calling, no doubt about it. He’s pathetically desperate.

    True. About as desperate as Libby Schaff is to schedule a parade in Oakland in 2018. Note to Lloyd Christmas: Don’t forget to invite Las Vegas….

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