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DeMarcus Ware

DeMarcus Ware - #94 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 254 lbs.
Birthday 07/31/1982
Birthplace Auburn, AL
College Troy
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 11th pick by Cowboys


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Cowboys restructure several contracts

Posted Feb. 28, 2013 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The Cowboys restructured the contracts of OLB DeMarcus Ware, WR Miles Austin, TE Jason Witten, CB Brandon Carr and OL Ryan Cook, the team’s website confirmed.

Kiffin bringing the 4-3 'under' to Dallas

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
There will be some personnel and assignment changes on defense with the switch from Rob Ryan to Monte Kiffin as coordinator.

Ware one sack away from joining elite group

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 9:33 a.m. ET
DeMarcus Ware is on the verge of joining a select group of players with seven or more consecutive seasons of recording at least 10 sacks.

Key matchup: Buccaneers OTs vs. Cowboys pass rush

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
In Thursday’s Key Matchup, we analyze the battle on the edges in pass-rush situations when the Bucs visit the Cowboys in Week Three.

Giants will start Locklear at left tackle

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Giants will replace starting OLT Will Beatty with journeyman Sean Locklear in the season opener against the Cowboys.

Cowboys' Ware has experienced stingers

Posted June 06, 2012 @ 9:26 p.m. ET
Star Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware said Wednesday that he's experienced stingers at times since a 2009 injury. 

Hatcher: Cowboys need leader

Posted Feb. 18, 2012 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have a leadership void. That's the opinion of one man in the middle of the situation, Dallas DE Jason Hatcher.

Suggs, Ware share NFL Butkus Award

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 2:51 p.m. ET
Pro Bowl OLBs Terrell Suggs and DeMarcus Ware tied for the most points in the voting for the fourth-ever professional Butkus Award, honoring the NFL's top linebackers.

Ware, Robinson active for Cowboys

Posted Dec. 17, 2011 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
Dallas OLB DeMarcus Ware and WR Laurent Robinson will play against the Buccaneers Saturday night, as will Tampa QB Josh Freeman.

Cowboys' Ware fined $15,000 for hit on Bills' QB Fitzpatrick

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware was fined $15,000 for a roughing-the-passer penalty on Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in Sunday's 44-7 win over Buffalo. Ware said he plans to appeal the fine.

Readers say Allen was first-half Defensive MVP

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Who is the defensive MVP of the first half of the season?" believe that Vikings DE Jared Allen earned that honor.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware is arguably the premier rush linebacker in the NFL. His speed and power will test Patriots OTs Matt Light and Sebastian Vollmer.

Ryan adds wrinkles to Cowboys' front

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Cowboys coordinator Rob Ryan will need to use his creativity to get production from a Cowboys' defensive front that is without Stephen Bowen.

Reports: Cowboys LB Ware gives back lockout money

Posted April 14, 2011 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware is helping fellow NFL players during the lockout. He will not accept the money offered by the former NFLPA to assist players during the current work stoppage.

Ware, Ratliff excited to work with Ryan

Posted Feb. 05, 2011 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Cowboys stars DeMarcus Ware and Jay Ratliff barely have had time to talk to new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, but they are excited at the possibilities.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Vikings-Cowboys matchup: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Cowboys-Vikings game.

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Ravens WR Anquan Boldin, Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware and Seahawks RB Leon Washington as its Players of the Week.

Redskins feel good about OLT Williams

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
You probably couldn't have asked for more out of OLT Trent Williams in his first pro game, standing up well to Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware.

Insider: Ware belongs to exclusive club

Posted March 09, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware "has everything you want in a (rush) linebacker," says one NFL insider in this edition of "Audibles" from around the league.


Posted Feb. 28, 2013
The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including Ware, to save salary cap space.||||||| Ware's salary is going down to $1 million for this season, and a $5 million bonus is being spread over the rest of the contract, saving $4 million.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
As expected, Ware is active for Sunday's season finale against washington.||||||| Ware is dealing with shoulder and elbow injuries.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Ware was on the sideline in the fourth quarter with a right shoulder strain.||||||| Ware has been limited in practice in recent weeks by a right elbow problem.
Posted Sept. 13, 2010
Ware left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with what coach Wade Phillips believes is a sprained neck muscle.||||||| "I think DeMarcus is going to be all right," Phillips said.
Posted Jan. 07, 2010
Ware missed practice Thursday because of a sore back.||||||| The problem isn't considered serious and Ware is expected to play in Saturday night's home playoff game against Philadelphia. Ware, who has 11 sacks, has played with a fracture in his wrist for much of the season. After straining his neck in a headfirst collision against San Diego, he didn't miss a game and the following week had two sacks, forcing fumbles on both.