Should the Dallas Cowboys bring back DeMarcus Ware?
By Nathan Jones
DeMarcus Ware believes the Dallas Cowboys could compete for a Super Bowl. And he wants to help by becoming a consultant to develop defensive linemen.
Though he may look like he can still compete on the field, former Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware desires to be back on the team.
Not as a player, but as a pass rush consultant. Last year, Ware served this role for his other former team, the Denver Broncos.
Here’s what Ware told DallasCowboys.com during a fundraiser event on Sunday,
"“I always say I want to teach the championship mentality. If I could come here at least two or three days a week, teaching them Wednesdays and Thursdays, teach the pass rushers how to pass rush, stopping the run.”"
This position is different than a typical coaching position. Coaches in the NFL work insane hours, waking up very early and getting home very late. If Ware serves this consultant role, he would still have personal time and get to be with family.
Even though Ware would not be a coach, he still would benefit the team, specifically the defensive line. Luckily, the Cowboys are rather young in this unit. DeMarcus Lawrence, the defensive end that recently signed a five-year extension worth $105 million, is only 27-years old. The only players older than Lawrence on the defensive line are Robert Quinn and Tyrone Crawford, both will be 29-years of age when the regular season starts.
Dallas devoted their first pick in the NFL draft (58th overall) to defensive tackle, Trysten Hill. Hill along with former first-round pick defensive end Taco Charlton, might be the ones who should be most excited for a Ware return.
Hill, entering his first year, is going to need someone like a future Hall of Famer to show them the ropes. Of course, other players on the roster will already do a lot of this, words from a walking legend like Ware get a very high level of respect.
Charlton has been … a disappointment for America’s Team (to be politically correct). Granted, it takes a few years for defensive ends to sharpen their technique and get their rhythm. But, Charlton has played below even conservative expectations.
The front office has made it clear that they would love Ware to come home and help build a championship team. But the position may demand more from him than he currently is wanting, but that can easily be worked out.
Getting someone like DeMarcus Ware back with the Dallas Cowboys would certainly be fun to see. Ware is still the Cowboys’ career sack leader (117.0.) but never won a ring with Dallas. He did go on to win one with the Denver Broncos. And he could bring that pedigree back to America’s Team.
Would you like to see DeMarcus Ware back with the Dallas Cowboys? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below!