Signed by Cowboys DWare retiring a Cowboy

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  1. Boys#1 95

    Boys#1 95 Well-Known Member

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    Three days before Super Bowl XXXIX on February 3, 2005, Smith announced his retirement from the NFL. He was not re-signed by the Cardinals and signed a one-day contract for one dollar with the Dallas Cowboys, after which he immediately retired with the team he had played with for most of his career.[32]
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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I don't think anybody likes to see good players move on but I don't know how you fault the player. I mean, he offered to play for Dallas for less and we told him to walk. How is this the fault of the player?
  3. JBell523

    JBell523 That's still my Quarterback

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    One of the Greats. Player and person.

    Randomly stumbled across a Greg Ellis article recently, where he said Demarcus Ware would come off the field and intentionally "hide" from the coaching staff so that Ellis would get playing time. And this is when Ware had his 20 sack season and was in a contract year.

    "It's a disgrace when DeMarcus Ware comes off the field just so I can get in the game and when the coaches tell him to come on the field, he tries to hide so I can play," Ellis said on Irvin's show.

    Came off the field to give his teammate reps.
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  4. MileyDancer

    MileyDancer Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. I love him for personal reasons; he adopted, which is a very important and special thing to me.
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  5. Shuff

    Shuff Well-Known Member

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    Somebody has too!
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  6. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Ware was cut by the Cowboys.
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  7. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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  8. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member

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    I should not be surprised that some people would have a problem with this...but I'll always remember him, Witten, and Romo as the faces of that era that on their own were outstanding at their jobs, but organizationally didn't have what they needed, including a coach-in-training. Nothing against Garrett, but that entire concept just blows my mind.

    This is the kind of player that I am stoked to root for.
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  9. ksadler1

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  10. haleyrules

    haleyrules Well-Known Member

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    Ware retires a he should. Great Cowboy.
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  11. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Jerry has been trying to find the next DWare for a while,he struck out with Gregory but he will keep trying.
  12. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    Would love it if the Cowboys brought him in to be a coach of some sort.
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  13. kevm3

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    glad to hear that. that's how it should be.
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  14. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    I was hoping this would happen. Always a classy guy. See you in the ROH and the HOF D-Ware.
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  15. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    He spoke the truth.
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  16. robjay04

    robjay04 Well-Known Member

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    Admittedly, I may be wrong, I don't know the ins and outs of the NBA salary cap but two years ago, it appears Dirk made about 8 million, not the minimum. 8 million a season is a solid salary in the NFL. Before that he made money comparable to QB
    money...comparing NFL and NBA salaries is just not even fair. Judging by a few internet sites...Dirk is worth about 130 million while Ware is worth about 30.

    Troy Aikman stopped playing because of his back and he got a cozy television job. He would've been a Dolphin or an Eagle if not for Fox, don't even debate that. Same with Romo...he would be a Texan this year if he didn't get offered a cozy announcing gig.

    Ware turned down meetings with the Eagles and Redskins because he didn't want to play against the Cowboys out of respect for this organization. Loyalty doesn't exist in sports...players are justifiably trying to stack up as much chips as possible to retire by 35. If they can stay with one team, great but that team better pay him.

    Ware was one of the most exciting players I have seen for a decade of my football watching life. If we are lucky, we will get 70 good years of watching football...I'm proud I was able to root for Ware for 10 of those.
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  17. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Romo and Witten were wasted here. At least D-Ware got his ring.
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  18. mrtxstar

    mrtxstar Well-Known Member

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    Romo and Ware will most likely be inducted together into the RoH in the next 3 yrs. I said it first.
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  19. pugilist

    pugilist Stick N Move

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    All is right with the world
  20. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    He do...

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