Following Jason Witten’s surprising announcement to come out of retirement, rumors have erupted of another legendary Cowboy hitting the field once again. Future Hall of Fame linebacker DeMarcus Ware has pondered in the idea of following in his former teammate’s footsteps.
Shortly after Witten’s announcement, Ware tweeted a video of himself. In the video he stated, “I’ve been inspired when I heard that Jason Witten might be coming out of retirement.”. Ware then addresses a question to his followers later in the footage, “Do y’all think I should come back?”. The video is shown below.
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) February 28, 2019
Ware seems to have stayed in shape since retiring in 2017. In addition, Pro Bowl players such as DeMarcus Lawrence and Von Miller continue encouraging Ware to play. With more and more reasons stacking up, Ware may make a decision to return to the gridiron. But even with temptations, there is always the case that this is all one big joke. He may just be poking fun at the idea of returning, but there is no way of knowing for sure. Only time will tell.
DeMarcus Ware’s Career
DeMarcus Ware was the Dallas Cowboys’ 11th overall pick in 2005 NFL Draft. He played with the Cowboys for nine seasons before heading to Denver. Ware played for the Denver Broncos for three seasons and retired in March of 2017.
Over the course of 12 seasons with two teams, Ware put together quite the resumé. Ware is a nine time Pro-Bowler and has earned First-team All-Pro honors four times. Also, with 654 combined tackles and 138.5 sacks, the pass rushing linebacker has proven to be a future Hall of Fame candidate.
While playing for Dallas, Ware set the franchise record for sacks with 117. In addition, the linebacker led the NFL in sacks in 2008 and 2010.
While in Denver, Ware took part in his first Super Bowl appearance in 2016. The Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, earning Ware his first and only NFL championship.
If DeMarcus Ware could produce the same statistics as when he previously played, the linebacker could be an amazing asset for whichever team he decides to sign with. This all depends on if Ware actually plans on making a return to the NFL.
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