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MEET MARINELLI’S MAULERS: Loss of DeMarcus Ware means relentless waves of Dallas Cowboys rushmen | 2014-2015 defensive trenches outlook | Seventeen DL-men remain | In-depth Analysis

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys report to Oxnard for training camp in a few days (July 22). Several questions center around Rod Marinelli’s 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys 4-3 defense … including: Where will the pass rush come from after the notable personnel changes this offseason? Advertisements

DESTINED FOR THE RING OF HONOR: Right or wrong, releasing DeMarcus Ware had to be difficult | Special feature

This was different. Yes, it was still business, no way around that, but this was also personal. DeMarcus Ware wasn’t other people. He was a face-of-the-franchise guy, one who took that role quite seriously. He was the anti-diva, too, one who almost never declined a charity event or the signing of an autograph. The fans […]

SILVER LINING IN SIGNING: Former Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Ware to saddle up with Broncos

IRVING, Texas – Recently released Dallas Cowboys sack leader DeMarcus Ware agreed to a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos today. The Cowboys released Ware, who was set to make $12.25 million, on Tuesday afternoon following a discussion about renegotiating his existing contract. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones expressed hope the seven-time Pro Bowler would […]

NFL FREE AGENCY FRENZY: Dallas Cowboys doors left open but DeMarcus Ware probably won’t be back

The worst defensive team in the NFL just parted ways with its most dynamic player. The post-DeMarcus Ware era is upon us, and don’t believe for a minute that he and his agent will simply test the free-agent waters. Ware will get the offer he wants. Ware is likely gone. How can this possibly be […]

HEART ON HIS SHOULDER PADS: DeMarcus Ware’s grit and dedication to play injured leads shortened Dallas Cowboy career

Shoulder surgery last offseason. Elbow surgery this offseason. Nagging neck and back injuries, along with a reoccurring hamstring issue. Oh, and there’s a quad injury in the middle of last season – the only injury to actually keep him out of a game.  Now as the seven-time Pro Bowler has been officially released by the […]

VALLEY RANCH TRIAL SEPARATION: Despite his release, it’s still possible that the Dallas Cowboys could re-sign DeMarcus Ware

DeMarcus Ware is convinced he can make more money in free agency than the Dallas Cowboys are willing to pay, but is open to returning to the club if the market doesn’t support his stance. Call it a trial separation. Will that scenario unfold? It appears unlikely. There are quality teams with enough room under […]

HAPPY TRAILS COWBOY: DeMarcus Ware to put his boots under someone else’s bed | Dallas legend sacked after nine seasons

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys’ leader in sacks is no longer a member of the franchise. DeMarcus Ware, who’s gone to seven Pro Bowls and compiled 117 sacks in nine seasons with the Cowboys since being selected by Dallas in the first round of the 2005 draft, was released Tuesday. “A decision like this, […]

DALLAS COWBOYS NFL SALARY CAP: Team under 2014-2015 cap after releasing Phil Costa and renegotiating Mackenzy Bernadeau contract | DeMarcus Ware and Miles Austin decisions pending

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys are now under the salary cap after cutting the center many thought could be the starter prior to last year’s draft. The Cowboys cut Phil Costa and renegotiated the contract of Mackenzy Bernadeau on Friday, putting themselves in better position financially prior to the start of free agency on […]

SALARY CRAP ON SALARY CAP: DeMarcus Ware wants clarification about “pay cut” media reports

In the aftermath of the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 season-ending loss to the Eagles Sunday night, defensive end DeMarcus Ware said he would consider taking a pay cut to help the team manage the salary cap. (Editors comment: No, he didn’t say that. The media twisted his words. DeMarcus Ware expressed his willingness to help restructure […]

MAXIMIZING MARINELLI’S MISFITS: Dallas Cowboys defense looking for pass-rush spark | DeMarcus Ware and Sean Lee locker room interviews

IRVING, Texas– After the first four games of this season, the Dallas Cowboys had already garnered 14 sacks. After the next four, or the second quarter of the season, the Cowboys had just seven more. The third quarter of the season – games played in November – the Cowboys’ defense mustered only five quarterback sacks. […]

BOYS BYE-WEEK BREAKDOWN: Success of Marinelli’s Misfits hinges on Jason Hatcher and DeMarcus Ware

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Line Breakdown This article is part of a series. To see all related posts, click HERE. Enjoy! Top Performer:  Jason Hatcher When Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli were brought on board after the conclusion of the 2012 season, their vision of what this defensive line was going to consist of was a […]

SAINTS EXPOSED INEXPERIENCE: DeMarcus Ware wants his starters back for playoff push

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware said a team like the Saints will take advantage of a defense that doesn’t have its most experienced players, like the Cowboys on Sunday night. “I mean, when you have five guys, six of the starters out, the best way to fix it is get your guys back,” Ware […]

GOOD BACK .. BAD BACK: DeMarcus Ware back on attack … Dez Bryant attacked by his back

IRVING, Texas – Dez Bryant is once again working through a back issue, but it didn’t keep him out of todays morning practice. Bryant was present for the second practice of the week, and he appeared to move well in the early portion of the day’s work. It remains to be seen how involved he […]

INJURY AND PRACTICE UPDATE: 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions | DeMarcus Ware doubtful for NFC matchup

The Dallas Cowboys list defensive end DeMarcus Ware as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. He has not practiced since injuring his thigh two weeks ago against the Washington Redskins. Ware missed the first game of his career last week. Receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) was limited in Friday’s practice and is questionable. So […]

TEXAS-2 IRON MAN STREAK: DeMarcus Ware game-time decision for 135th start; Kyle Wilber prepared

IRVING, Texas – Forget three or four weeks. DeMarcus Ware might still be playing this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Dallas Cowboys’ all-time sack leader doesn’t know his status yet, but he’ll travel with the team on the flight to Philadelphia, and he thinks he’ll be a game-day decision. He said he doesn’t need […]

CLIMBING THE CHARTS: DeMarcus Ware closing in on Harvey Martin’s Dallas Cowboy sack record

DeMarcus Ware 1.5 sacks from becoming Cowboys all-time leader; wants to learn about Harvey Martin Defensive end DeMarcus Ware is 1.5 sacks from surpassing the late Harvey Martin as the Cowboys all-time leading sacker. Ware has 113 heading into Sunday’s game against the Rams. Martin ended his career with 114. Ware said he dosen’t know much […]

DALLAS COWBOYS LEGACY: Ranking sack-master DeMarcus Ware among franchise greats

IRVING, Texas – As the Cowboys focus on the offseason, training camp is just days away. With just four days until the Dallas Cowboys take the field in Oxnard, Calif., one question centers on DeMarcus Ware closing-in on the team’s sack record and where that might put him among the franchise’s best players. Where does […]

HANDS-ON APPROACH: Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware working with instinctive DE Kyle Wilber this spring

Anthony Spencer watched Kyle Wilber fill in for him at defensive end in the OTAs and mini-camp, and he said Wilber showed instinct for the position. “He’s quick off the ball,” Spencer said of the second-year player, drafted in 2012 as an outside linebacker but moved to defensive end in the switch to the 4-3. […]

HARNESSING PAIN: DeMarcus Ware found a way after all the injuries to play in all 16 games

IRVING, Texas – Most players don’t look back at a season with 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles and call it the most difficult time of their professional career. But that’s how DeMarcus Ware referred to his 2012 season, in which he dealt with more injuries than he could have possibly imagined. The first hit […]

BATTLE ARMOR REVEALED: Dallas Cowboys Dark Knight DeMarcus Ware channels Bane with updated facemask

DeMarcus Ware is the latest NFL player to make the switch to an enhanced facemask. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end on Wednesday gave fans on Facebook a look at his new helmet, which includes a facemask with eight horizontal bars. Ware’s previous helmet had four bars. “Getting my armor ready for the season,” Ware wrote. […]

OFFSEASON SURGERIES: DeMarcus Ware scheduled today; Dez Bryant’s called a success

Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware set for surgery Linebacker DeMarcus Ware has scheduled surgery on his shoulder for today (Thursday). Ware said before the season was over that he would likely need two separate surgeries, one on his shoulder and another for his hyperextended elbow. Thursday is for the only shoulder. No date has been […]

TRUE GRIT COWBOY: DeMarcus Ware will wear a shoulder harness as well as the elbow brace

DeMarcus Ware had KT tape on his right shoulder Friday after practice. He’ll have a shoulder harness on it come Sunday, he said. Ware said earlier in the week he would play without a harness, but on Friday, he said a harness would keep it from popping out again. He left the game with 30 […]

2012 NFL PRO BOWL: Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware will represent the Dallas Cowboys in Hawaii

Receiver Dez Bryant might get to the Pro Bowl yet, but he’ll have to have one of the four players named Wednesday to pull out to get the chance to go to Hawaii. Bryant said earlier Wednesday he would be "happy, who wouldn’t be" with a Pro Bowl nod. Instead, Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Julio […]

IRONMAN MENTALITY: Garrett expects DeMarcus Ware to play against Redskins

Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he expects outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware to play in Sunday’s winner-take-all battle for the NFC East title against Washington despite being sidelined with a strained shoulder in crunch time of the team’s 34-31 loss to New Orleans. “Somehow, some way, DeMarcus is going to get himself right to play […]