Dallas Cowboys: DeMarcus Ware to make his analyst debut Saturday

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: DeMarcus Ware /

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end and current sack leader DeMarcus Ware is scheduled to make his TV analyst debut during the Cowboys’ second preseason game.

It made national news earlier this year when longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo opted to retire in order to pursue a television career as a color commentator for CBS rather than return to America’s Team as a player. Now, another former Cowboys star is trying his hand as a TV analyst.

This Saturday, during the Cowboys preseason matchup against the L.A. Rams, former defensive end and current franchise sack leader, DeMarcus Ware, will make his television debut besides veterans Bill Jones and Babe Laufenberg on the KTVT CBS 11 DFW broadcast of the team’s second preseason contest. This, according to Jones himself.

In previous seasons, other former Cowboy stars such as Michael Irvin and Daryl “Moose” Johnston have made similar appearances besides the team of Jones and Laufenberg, bringing their unique prospective to the preseason program.

The 35-year old Ware announced his retirement in March after spending his last three seasons with the Denver Broncos. The nine-time Pro Bowler help the Broncos win a Super Bowl back in 2015.

A former first round selection out of Troy in 2006, Ware spent his first nine years as a member of America’s Team. He is the team’s current sack leader, racking up an amazing 117.0 during his time in Dallas.

Prior to his retirement announcement, there was some speculation that Ware could return to Dallas in order to add some much needed experience to a relativity young group of pass rushers along Dallas’ current defensive line.

Vic Lombardi of Altitude Sports Network told Pro Football Talk he believes the 12-year veteran’s retirement could be a soft one, meaning Ware may be open to returning at some point later this year to help a contending team.

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With DeMarcus Ware making his television debut this Saturday as an analyst for his former team, I’m sure the veteran will be fielding a lot of those types of questions during the Dallas Cowboys’ three hour-plus broadcast.