The Dallas Cowboys are loaded with Hall of Fame players. Names like Roger Staubach, Randy White, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith have been enshrined forever in Canton, Ohio and another could be on the way very soon.
Former Linebacker/Defensive End DeMarcus Ware played for the Cowboys for nine seasons (2005-2013) and was one of the best pass rushers of his generation. On Friday, it was announced that Ware is one of the 15 finalists for the Hall of Fame class of 2022.
Ware played his last three seasons with the Denver Broncos (2014-2016) and was a member of their 2015 Super Bowl-winning team. His 117 sacks are the most in Cowboys history and his 138.5 sacks rank ninth all-time. Ware was a nine-time Pro Bowler and a seven-time All-Pro. Also, he led the NFL in sacks twice (2008, 2010) and was selected to the 2000s All-Decade Team.
Being a first-ballot Hall of Famer is an honor that even some of the greatest NFL players don't get. However, with seven consecutive seasons of double-digit sacks (2006-2012) and averaging 11.5 sacks per season for his career, Ware has a great shot at achieving that in August.
Even if it takes Ware longer to get in, the fact that he's a finalist for the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility speaks to how dominant he was.