Dallas announces DeMarcus Ware will retire as member of Cowboys

DeMarcus Ware
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DeMarcus Ware technically finished his NFL career with the Denver Broncos, but he’s retiring as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.

Originally the No. 11 overall pick of the 2005 NFL draft by the Cowboys, Ware was a dynamo throughout his career. Before coming to Denver, Ware played nine years for the Cowboys, where he is the franchise leader in sacks and forced fumbles.

After winning the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 2015, Ware wasn’t himself in 2016. Battling injuries, he posted a career-low four sacks in 10 games, so his announcement to retire this offseason didn’t come as a surprise.

He finished as a four-time First-Team All-Pro and nine-time Pro-Bowler and should make his way into the Hall of Fame in short order when he’s eligible in five years time.

Ware was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-2000’s 2nd-team, led the league in sacks twice and finished his career with 138.5 sacks.