That former Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Ware will one day be inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor has seemed a foregone conclusion. The franchise’s all-time sack leader appeared to confirm as much this week.
Barry Horn of SportsDay relayed the following from a conversation he had with Ware:
Former @dallascowboys DE @DeMarcusWare says he has had talks with Jerry Jones about Ring of Honor induction. Looks like it’s not “if” but “when.
DeMarcus’ 117 sacks as a Cowboy has him firmly on top the team’s leaderboard, 22.5 sacks ahead of Jim Jeffcoat and 40 above Greg Ellis. The closest current player is DeMarcus Lawrence, who has a little shot of catching Ware with just 23.5 total sacks in his career thus far.
Ware made seven Pro Bowls during his Dallas tenure and was a first or second-team All Pro during those same seasons. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s.
The only real blemish on DeMarcus’ Cowboys resume is the lack of postseason success. Dallas only made the playoffs three times with Ware and only one of those games.
While there is a high standard for success with the Cowboys organization and fans, Ware is one of a few players who will not held back by the team’s struggles since the 90s. We can be sure that at least two of his teammates, Tony Romo and Jason Witten, will eventually join him in the Ring of Honor.
As the tweet said, it isn’t a matter of “if” but “when” DeMarcus Ware will join Bob Lilly, Randy White, Charles Haley, and the other great Cowboys defensive players in the franchise’s most prestigious group. I’m sure I speak for all Cowboys Nation when I say we can’t wait for Ware’s big day.