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DeMarcus Ware
DE #94
Height:
6-4
Weight:
258
College:
Troy
Experience:
9
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 141 574 442 132 117 0 23 2 1 41 -- 41
2013 DAL 13 40 28 12 6 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 DAL 16 56 33 23 11.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DAL 16 58 47 11 19.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DAL 16 66 56 10 15.5 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 DAL 16 57 45 12 11 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DAL 16 84 69 15 20 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 DAL 16 84 60 24 14 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2006 DAL 16 71 57 14 11.5 0 5 1 1 41 41 41
2005 DAL 16 58 47 11 8 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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PRO: When the Cowboys chose DeMarcus Ware with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, they were looking for an explosive playmaker on defense. Through seven pro seasons, Ware has emerged as one of the most dominating defensive players in the league and has been named a starter to the NFC Pro Bowl squad in each of the previous six seasons. He owns the top four single season sack figures by a club linebacker, has started 111-of-112 games in his career and has logged a club-record 23 multiple-sack games. Ware posted double-digit sack numbers for each of the past six seasons and led the league in 2010 with 15.5. Along with his NFL-best 20.0 in 2008, Ware is only the fifth league defender to finish a season atop the sack list in multiple seasons. He is also just the fifth player with six-or-more 10-plus sack seasons since sacks became official in 1982. In 2008 he opened the season with a sack in seven straight games, and, with the three consecutive he had at the end of the 2007 season, he tied Simon Fletcher for the longest streak in league history (10) since sacks became official. Ware led the Cowboys with a then club linebacker record 11.5 sacks in 2006, becoming the first Cowboy to record 10-or-more sacks in a season since Tony Tolbert (12.0 in 1996). He upped that total in 2007 to establish a then-club linebacker record with 14.0 sacks while also becoming the first Cowboy to log back-to-back double-digit sack seasons since Charles Haley (12.5 – 1994, 10.5 – 1995). With registering a double-digit sack total again in 2009, Ware became the third Cowboy defender – first since 1971 – with three consecutive 10-plus sack seasons. As a rookie, Ware tied Greg Ellis for the team lead with eight sacks, becoming just the second rookie in club history to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks since Jimmie Jones in 1990. Ware is the first player in franchise history to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks through each of his first seven seasons with the team, and since entering the league in 2005, no player has more sacks than his 99.5. In 2011 Ware barely missed becoming the first ever league defender to reach 20.0 sacks in multiple seasons, finishing second in the league with 19.5. Despite coming short of 20 sacks on the season, Ware is paired up with Mark Gastineau as the only two men in league history with two seasons of 19-or-more sacks.

 

PRO: When the Cowboys chose DeMarcus Ware with the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, they were looking for an explosive playmaker on defense. Through seven pro seasons, Ware has emerged as one of the most dominating defensive players in the league and has been named a starter to the NFC Pro Bowl squad in each of the previous six seasons. He owns the top four single season sack figures by a club linebacker, has started 111-of-112 games in his career and has logged a club-record 23 multiple-sack games. Ware posted double-digit sack numbers for each of the past six seasons and led the league in 2010 with 15.5. Along with his NFL-best 20.0 in 2008, Ware is only the fifth league defender to finish a season atop the sack list in multiple seasons. He is also just the fifth player with six-or-more 10-plus sack seasons since sacks became official in 1982. In 2008 he opened the season with a sack in seven straight games, and, with the three consecutive he had at the end of the 2007 season, he tied Simon Fletcher for the longest streak in league history (10) since sacks became official. Ware led the Cowboys with a then club linebacker record 11.5 sacks in 2006, becoming the first Cowboy to record 10-or-more sacks in a season since Tony Tolbert (12.0 in 1996). He upped that total in 2007 to establish a then-club linebacker record with 14.0 sacks while also becoming the first Cowboy to log back-to-back double-digit sack seasons since Charles Haley (12.5 – 1994, 10.5 – 1995). With registering a double-digit sack total again in 2009, Ware became the third Cowboy defender – first since 1971 – with three consecutive 10-plus sack seasons. As a rookie, Ware tied Greg Ellis for the team lead with eight sacks, becoming just the second rookie in club history to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks since Jimmie Jones in 1990. Ware is the first player in franchise history to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks through each of his first seven seasons with the team, and since entering the league in 2005, no player has more sacks than his 99.5. In 2011 Ware barely missed becoming the first ever league defender to reach 20.0 sacks in multiple seasons, finishing second in the league with 19.5. Despite coming short of 20 sacks on the season, Ware is paired up with Mark Gastineau as the only two men in league history with two seasons of 19-or-more sacks.

 

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

10/26/09: Signed a six-year contract extension.

4/23/05: Drafted in the first round (11th overall) by Dallas.

 

2011:

• Earned his sixth straight trip to the Pro Bowl as a starter, tying Chuck Howley (1965-69) for the most trips and most consecutive trips by a club linebacker.

• Was also a Dick Butkus Award winner for the second time in his career to become the first player to earn the award twice.

• Finished second in the league, tops among linebackers with 19.5 sacks – the second-most sacks in a season in his career and in club history.

• Also tallied 40 pressures – good for second in his career – and was sixth with 67 tackles.

• In the season opener at the N.Y. Jets (9/11), posted four tackles, tied for the team lead with three pressures and led the team with two sacks. His two sacks marked his 18th career multi-sack game and gave him a sack in four consecutive games – his sixth career streak of sacks in four-or-more games.

• In the overtime win at San Francisco (9/18), tied for third on the team with six tackles, posted three pressures and two sacks – his fifth straight game with a sack, the third-longest streak in his career. His two sacks was the 19th game in which he had multiple sacks to tie Jim Jeffcoat and Greg Ellis for the most multi-sack games in team history. It was also the third time in his career he had multiple sacks in back-to-back games and the second time he opened the season with multiple sacks in the first two games.

• Had three tackles, a sack – his sixth straight game with a sack – and five pressures in the home-opening win over Washington (9/26).

• Played in his 100th career game – against Detroit (10/2) – and had three tackles, one for a loss and six pressures. Tallied 85 sacks in his first 100 games, the second-most through a player’s first 100 games in NFL history (Reggie White, 105).

• Notched five tackles, one for a loss, three pressures and two sacks at New England (10/16). Was his third multi-sack game of the season and 20th of his career to establish a franchise best.

• Added three tackles, five pressures, two deflections and a sack against St. Louis (10/23).

• Led the team at Philadelphia (10/30) with a career-high tying 11 tackles and a career-best four sacks, passing his previous high of three which he accomplished seven times. It was his fourth multi-sack game of the season and 21st of his career. His 12.0 sacks thus far made him the fifth player in NFL history to tally six straight double-digit sacks seasons. His four sacks tied the second-highest single-game sack figure in franchise history.

• Had three tackles, his 13th sack of the season, a tackle for a loss, two pressures and a deflection in the win over Buffalo (11/13).

• Notched two tackles, one for a loss, one pressure and his 14th sack of the season in the overtime win at Washington (11/20).

• Made two tackles and recovered a fumble that led to Dallas’ first touchdown on Thanksgiving Day against Miami (11/24) before adding three tackles, a pressure and his 15th sack of the season at Arizona (12/4).

• In limited action at Tampa Bay (12/17), played seven plays but recorded three tackles, a pressure and a sack.

• Against Philadelphia (12/24) had four tackles and two sacks, his 22nd career multi-sack game and fifth of the season – the most in a season in franchise history.

• In the season finale at the N.Y. Giants (1/1/12), finished with five tackles, one pressure and 1.5 sacks for his sixth multi-sack game of the season and 23rd of his career.

 

2010:

• Earned his fifth straight trip to the Pro Bowl as a starter after leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks – the second time in his career he led the league in sacks.

• Became the fifth defender since sacks became official to lead the league in sacks on multiple occasions.

• His 15.5 sacks were the then second-most in his career (20.0 in 2008) and the then second-most by a club linebacker.

• Became the only defender currently in the league with five consecutive 10-plus sack seasons while his five tied for the fifth-most consecutive seasons with 10-or-more sacks.

• Tied his career-high with three sacks in two games and had multiple sack games two other times.

• Since 2005, has seven games with 3.0 sacks – the most in the league over that span – and 17 multi-sack games – the third-most by a Dallas defender in team history.

• Also finished the year with 108 tackles, the second-most in a season in his career (110 in 2008), nine stops behind the line of scrimmage, 36 pressures, two fumble recoveries – one returned for a touchdown – and a forced fumble.

• Nominated as a team captain by his teammates.

• In the season opener at Washington (9/12), notched seven tackles, one sack, two tackles for losses and two pressures as the defense held the Redskins out of the end zone for the third straight game.

• Helped hold the Bears (9/19) to one-of-11 (9.1%) on third downs while finishing third on the team with seven tackles along with four pressures, a deflection and one tackle for loss.

• Tied his career-high with 3.0 sacks, led the team with three tackles for losses and three pressures with eight sacks to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in the win at Houston (9/26).

• Tied for the team lead with nine tackles and two sacks, adding two pressures against Tennessee (10/10).

• Second on the team with nine stops with one sack, his third straight game with a sack, and two hurries at Minnesota (10/17).

• Notched three tackles, one sack (fourth consecutive game with a sack), three pressures and a fumble recovery against the N.Y. Giants (10/25).

• In Jason Garrett’s first win as the interim head coach, finished third on the team with a season-best 10 tackles, at the N.Y. Giants (11/14).

• Split a sack with Jay Ratliff and tallied six tackles and three pressures in the win over Detroit (11/21).

• On Thanksgiving Day against New Orleans (11/25), had four tackles, two pressures and a sack.

• In the overtime win at Indianapolis (12/5), recorded four tackles with one for a loss before tacking on four tackles and three pressures against Philadelphia (12/12).

• Against Washington (12/19), led the team with a pair of sacks with six tackles, one for a loss, one pressure and a forced fumble as the defense notched five sacks – the most since five against Baltimore (12/20/08).

• Topped 10.0 sacks for the season against the Redskins for his fifth straight season with 10-plus sacks.

• Christmas night at Arizona (12/25), finished with six tackles, one sack and three pressures.

• In the season finale at Philadelphia (1/2/11), tied his career-high with three sacks with a 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown, nine tackles and four pressures. His fumble return was his third career return for a touchdown. His 3.0 sacks gave him 80.0 for his career for second in club history behind Jim Jeffcoat (94.5).

 

2009:

• Named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl as a starter after leading the team with 11.0 sacks, a career-high 45 pressures and five forced fumbles.

• Tied for fourth in the NFC (tied for tops among linebackers) and tied for seventh in the NFL (tied for third among linebackers) with 11.0 sacks.

• Finished fourth on the club with 93 tackles.

• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week following the New Orleans game where he had two tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles in the Cowboys 24-17 win, handing the Saints their first loss of the season and holding them to their lowest point total of the year. His first forced fumble led to a Dallas field goal and his second sealed the game in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. The Player of the Week award was his third career Player of the Week Award – previously won in Week 16, 2005 and Week 15, 2008. He was the first Cowboys linebacker to be honored three times.

• With his 11.0 sacks in 2009, he was just the third Cowboy to record 10+ sacks in four consecutive seasons and became the only player in the NFL with at least 10.0 sacks in each of the past four seasons. His 56.5 sacks over that period are the most in the league.

• In the season opener at Tampa Bay (9/13), recorded seven tackles and three pressures after returning from a blow to the head on the first defensive series that caused him to miss the remainder of that series.

• Finished with eight tackles, a season-high five quarterback pressures, one pass breakup and recorded the first two sacks of his season – the 10th multiple-sack game of his career – at Kansas City (10/11).

• Posted five tackles, one pressure and two sacks, forcing a fumble on one of the sacks that was recovered by Spencer, against Atlanta (10/25). Marked the 11th multi-sack of his career and his first back-to-back games with multiple sacks.

• Had eight tackles, two pressures and one sack against Seattle (11/1) to extend his sack streak to three consecutive games – the eighth time in his career he has had a streak of three-or-more games with a sack.

• At Green Bay (11/15) finished with seven tackles, four pressures and 2.0 sacks – his third multiple-sack game of the season and 12th of his career.

• Recorded a career-best seven quarterback pressures along with six tackles and a sack, on which he forced a fumble to end the half against Oakland (11/26). 

• Finished second on the team with seven tackles, added one sack – the Cowboys only sack of the game –  one tackle for loss and three pressures against the N.Y. Giants (12/6).

• Had four tackles, one tackle for loss and two pressures before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter with a neck strain against San Diego (12/13).

• Did not start at New Orleans (12/19) for the first time of his career after returning from a neck sprain and playing mostly in passing situations. Finished with two tackles, two sacks – the 13th multiple sack game of his career and the fourth-most multiple sack games in team history since sacks became an official stat. His two sacks upped his season sack total to 11.0 to give him four straight seasons with 10-or-more sacks. He was the only player in the league to accomplish the feat over the previous four seasons and became just the third Cowboy player to ever do it and first since sacks became an official statistic. He also had three pressures and two forced fumbles, both recovered by Dallas with one leading to a field goal and the second one to end the game and give Dallas the win over previously undefeated New Orleans. 

• In the playoff-clinching win at Washington (12/27), had five tackles and three pressures as the defense forced a shutout for the first time since a 27-0 win at Washington (12/14/03).

• Had two tackles and one tackle for loss as the defense pitched back-to-back shutouts for the first time in team history to clinch the NFC East Division title against Philadelphia (1/3/10).

• Finished third on the team with five tackles while leading the team with 2.0 sacks – his first career multiple-sack playoff game – against Philadelphia (1/9/10). Also marked the first multi-sack playoff game by a Cowboy since Chad Hennings had a pair at Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXX (11/28/96). He also became just the ninth Dallas defender with multiple sacks in a postseason game since sacks became official.

• Recorded eight tackles – a postseason career-best – with one sack and two pressures at Minnesota (1/17/10). His sack upped his career postseason total to 4.0 to break a tie with Ed Jones and Harvey Martin (3.0 each) and tie Chad Hennings, Leon Lett and Russell Maryland for fourth all-time in club postseason history.

 

2008:

• Selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl after pacing the league, establishing an official club record and tying Derrick Thomas for sixth in league history with 20.0 sacks.

• Had a career-high 110 tackles – his first 100-tackle season – while also leading the team in tackles for losses (eight) and forced fumbles (six) and finishing second with 20 pressures.

• Had a sack in his fourth consecutive game – dating back to the 2007 season – along with seven tackles, two pressures and a forced fumble on the sack in the season-opening win at Cleveland (9/7).

• Had a sack to mark the first time in his career he opened the season with a sack in each of the first two games, six tackles and one pressure in the home-opening win against Philadelphia (9/15).

• Extended his sack streak to seven games (the fourth-longest streak in club history) along with a season and career-high 11 tackles against Washington (9/28).

• Tied George Andrie for the third-longest streak in team history with a sack in his eighth straight game along with five tackles, one for a loss and three pressures against Cincinnati (10/5).

• In the overtime loss at Arizona (10/12), had five tackles, one for a loss, three pressures and a sack – ninth consecutive game with a sack tying the second-longest streak in league and team history (since 1982).

• Tied his season high with 11 tackles and tied his single-game career-high with three sacks to tie Simon Fletcher for the longest sack streak in the NFL since sacks became official in the loss at St. Louis (10/19).

• Finished with seven tackles, two pressures and a breakup as the defense did not allow a touchdown against Tampa Bay (10/26). Did not record a sack for the first time in the last 11 games, ending his streak at 10.

• Had seven tackles, a forced fumble and his 10th sack of the season – third consecutive 10-plus sack season – at the N.Y. Giants (11/2).

• Notched his 11th sack of the season – the third-highest linebacker single-season total in club history – to go with six tackles, two pressures and a deflection at Washington (11/16).

• On Thanksgiving Day against Seattle (11/27), led the team with a then career-high tying three sacks – his second three-sack game of the season and fourth of his career – to give him 15.0 on the season, establishing a single-season career-high and club linebacker record. Added three tackles and one for a loss before leaving the game at the end of the third quarter with a knee injury.

• Started and played the entire game at Pittsburgh (12/7) with a knee brace and finished with eight tackles, a sack and a pressure. The sack gave him his 16th on the season to up his club record since sacks became an official stat in 1982 and mark the most since Randy White had 16.0 in 1978.

• Had his third three-sack game of the season, fifth of his career and ninth career multi-sack game against the N.Y. Giants (12/14). Upped his career sack figure to 52.5, the 11th player in team history to reach 50.0. Reached the mark in 62 games, tying Tim Harris as the fourth-fastest league defender to 50. His 19.0 sacks tied him with Mark Gastineau (N.Y. Jets – 1983), Clyde Simmons (Phi – 1992) and Bruce Smith (Buf – 1990) for eighth in a season in league history.

• Also added seven tackles, two pressures and two forced fumbles on two of his sacks in the Giants game.

• Finished third on the team with eight tackles along with a sack – his 20th of the season – two tackles for losses and two forced fumbles in the final game at Texas Stadium against Baltimore (12/20).

• Tied his season-high with 11 tackles with one for a loss and a hurry in the finale loss at Philadelphia (12/28).

 

2007:

• One of an NFL-record 13 Cowboys in the Pro Bowl – his second consecutive selection as a starter.

• Was a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and named to the All-NFL Team by the Pro Football Writers.

• Was second in the league – first among linebackers – with a club linebacker record 14.0 sacks (the most by a Dallas defender since Jim Jeffcoat had 14.0 in 1986.)

• With his 11.5 sacks in 2006 and the 14.0 in 2007, was the first Dallas defender to have back-to-back double-digit sack totals since Haley (12.5 in 1994 and 10.5 in 1995).

• Along with Ellis’ 12.5 sacks, the duo became Dallas’ first pass rushing tandem to record 10-or-more sacks each in a season since Ed Jones (13.0) and Jeffcoat (12.0) in 1985.

• Also led the team in quarterback pressures (27), tackles for losses (eight) and forced fumbles (four) while finishing fifth with 80 tackles.

• Had a breakout game at Chicago (9/23), recording his third career multiple-sack game with the first two sacks of the season while also leading the team with three quarterback pressures.

• Had six tackles, three pressures, a pass deflection that led to a Terence Newman interception and 1.5 sacks, one with a forced fumble, at Buffalo (10/8).

• With a takedown of Tom Brady against New England (10/14), logged his fourth consecutive game with a sack – tying the longest streak of his career. Added a then career-high 10 tackles.

• At Philadelphia (11/4) tied for the team lead with eight tackles with 1.5 sacks – his fifth career multi-sack game.

• Tied his then career-best with 10 tackles along with his eighth sack of the season at the N.Y. Giants (11/11).

• Notched his fourth multi-sack game of the season with two at Carolina (12/22).

• In the Divisional Playoff loss to the N.Y. Giants (1/13/08), finished with four tackles, a pressure and a sack.

 

2006:

• Finished his second season with 11.5 sacks, the then most ever by a Cowboys linebacker, breaking Anthony Dickerson’s record of 10.5 in 1983. 

• Named a starter on the NFC Pro Bowl team and was also named second-team All-Pro by The Associated Press and first-team All-NFC by The Pro Football Writers Association. 

• Became the first Cowboy to have 10-plus sacks in a season since defensive end Tolbert had 12.0 in 1996. 

• Became the only player in Cowboys history to have led or tied for the team lead in sacks in each of his first two pro seasons while also becoming the first Cowboy since Roy Williams in 2002 and the first linebacker since Dexter Coakley in 2001 to score two defensive touchdowns in a season. 

• Finished fifth on the team with 82 tackles, and led the team with five tackles for a loss and five forced fumbles while finishing fourth on the team with four quarterback pressures. 

• Recorded his first sack of the season in the win over Washington (9/17). Also had four tackles as the Cowboys held the Redskins to just three points. 

• At Philadelphia (10/8) had his first career fumble recovery, catching a Donovan McNabb fumble following an Ellis sack and returning it 69 yards for his first NFL touchdown. The 69-yard return was the seventh-longest in club history. It was also the team’s longest defensive touchdown return by a non-defensive back since 1999, when Ellis returned a fumble 98 yards for a touchdown against Arizona.

• Against the N.Y. Giants (10/23) recorded a season-high eight tackles and his third sack of the season while forcing a Tiki Barber fumble before halftime which was recovered by Bradie James. 

• Had 3.0 sacks, three forced fumbles and five tackles at Carolina (10/29).

• In a loss to Washington (11/5), tied for the team lead with six tackles, all solo, while adding his first career pass breakup and his fourth sack of the season. 

• Notched his fifth sack in Arizona (11/12), forcing his second fumble of the season on the play. 

• Added his sixth sack of the year against Indianapolis (11/19) and also forced a fumble as the Colts suffered their first loss of the season and were held to a season-low 14 points. 

• Logged his first career interception, picking off a Michael Vick pass and outrunning him for a 41-yard touchdown – his second of the season – at Atlanta (12/16). 

• Also had six tackles, forced a fumble and split a sack with Bobby Carpenter.

• Tied a career-high with three sacks in the season finale against Detroit (12/31) and finished with eight tackles. 

• In his playoff debut in Seattle (1/6/07), had one tackle for a loss.

 

2005:

• In tying Ellis with a team-best 8.0 sacks, Ware joined Jimmie Jones (1990) as the only rookies to lead or tie for the team lead in sacks.

• The eight sacks were good for second in the league among rookies and third among club rookies behind Willie Townes (1966) and Martin (1973), who had 9.0. 

• Added 65 tackles (fifth on the team and first among club rookies) with a club-best 11 tackles for a loss, 19 quarterback pressures (second on the team) and  tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles. 

• Posted 41 tackles, 4.0 sacks, seven tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and 10 quarterback pressures through the final eight games of the season.

• Made his NFL debut in the season opener at San Diego (9/11), and posted three tackles, a tackle for a loss and a quarterback pressure. 

• Recorded his first career sack at San Francisco (9/25) when he took down Tim Rattay. 

• Against the N.Y. Giants (10/16) recorded a sack for the fourth straight game, the longest streak on the team since 2004 when Ellis did it from Week 2 to Week 5. 

• Against Arizona (10/30) posted four tackles and three quarterback pressures, including one that led to Anthony Henry’s interception and 58-yard return for a touchdown. 

• Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors in October after recording 16 tackles, three sacks and seven quarterback pressures to help Dallas go 3-2.

• At the N.Y. Giants (12/4) finished second on the team with seven tackles along with two tackles for a loss and a season-high four pressures, one of which led to an Aaron Glenn interception in the end zone. 

• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week and the Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week for his play at Carolina (12/24), when he tied Randy White’s rookie record with three sacks. He forced a fumble on all three sacks, becoming the first Cowboy to force three fumbles in a game since 1984, when records were first kept. Was also second on the team with a career-high eight tackles and had a tackle for a loss.

• Against St. Louis (1/1/06) recorded his eighth sack of the season, tying the team high, as the Rams were held to 253 total yards.

 

COLLEGE:

• As a senior, earned third-team All-America, All-Sun Belt, and Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year honors, finishing with 53 tackles, 29 pressures, 19 tackles for a loss, a career-high 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles to lead Troy to its first bowl appearance. 

• Finalist for the Ted Hendricks Award, which is given annually to the top defensive end in college football. 

• As a junior, started every game at left defensive end and logged 62 tackles, a career-high 32 pressures, 16 tackles for a loss, six sacks and a career-high five forced fumbles to earn first-team All-Independent honors from ESPN and College Football News. 

• Began his sophomore year as a reserve but assumed the starting role at left end in Week 2 of the season and finished with career-highs for tackles (72) and tackles for a loss (20), with 13 pressures and nine sacks.

• As a true freshman, played in eight games as a reserve defensive end and tallied 14 tackles, three tackles for a loss and a pair of sacks.

 

PERSONAL:

• Played football only during his junior and senior seasons at Auburn, Ala., High School. 

• Earned all-area honors as a senior, posting 55 tackles and seven sacks while also earning most valuable linebacker, wide receiver and leadership honors from the team.

• Also a member of the basketball, baseball and track teams. 

• Graduated from Troy with a degree in business information systems, becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college.

• Has a daughter, Marley, and a son, DeMarcus Jr.

 

COMMUNITY:

• 2005 Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club.

• Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Dallas Cowboys/Rent-A-Center RAC Room, a teen recreational room located at the Oak Cliff Boys and Girls Club. 

• 2006 Duncanville Ford Christmas Toy Drive.

• 2006-11 Host for the Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party for the North Texas Food Bank.

• 2007 participated in the Welcome Home A Hero program at DFW International Airport which included welcoming home the 500,000th solider to take part in the R&R program. 

• April 2007, joined teammates, Roy Williams, Tony Romo and Terence Newman to attend The Salvation Army National Advisory Organizations Conference. 

• 2007 Arlington National Youth Volunteer Day, spoke to a group of youth about the importance of education and volunteerism.

• 2007 Arlington Public Library Celebrity Reads Poster Project – designed to encourage the importance of reading. Ware’s ‘Poster’ featured him with his favorite classic novel Of Mice and Men.

• 2008-10 Poker for Pets for SPCA of Texas.

• 2008 Dallas Cowboys Fitness Zone Dedication Event at Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington.

• 2008 Dallas Cowboys Fitness Zone Dedication Event at Arlington The Salvation Army.

• 2008-10 Dallas Cowboys Youth Football Camps.

• 2009 Chopsticks for Cowboys benefitting the Rich Behm Family Trust.

• 2009 NFL Play 60 Public Service Announcement at the White House with President Obama.

• 2010 University of Phoenix Play it Forward Award winner benefitting Happy Hill Farm for his commitment to community.

• 2011 various Super Bowl XLV community events.

• 2011 Represented the Dallas Cowboys and the Cowboys Salvation Army Play 60 youth football team on the Fox Pregame Declaration of Independence Super Bowl Tribute.

• 2011 Guest speaker at the Built Ford Tough High School Football Player Award Banquet.

• 2011 Susan G. Komen iPromise PSA.

• 2012 Let’s Move event with First Lady Michelle Obama.

• 2012 Event Chair for Taste of the NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party for the North Texas Food Bank.

• 2012 Puttin’ on the Pink VIP Event Guest Speaker benefitting cancer and cardiac screenings for women.

• 2012 Dairy Council and Fuel Up to Play 60 Awareness Campaign.

• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp Head Coach.

• Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.

• Dallas Cowboys NFL United Way NFL Play 60 Hometown Huddle Events.

• Dallas Cowboys & NFL Play 60 Spokesperson.

• Annual team Holiday Hospital Visits.

• Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.

• Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefitting Happy Hill Farm.

• Children’s Cancer Fund Fashion Show & Luncheon hosted by Staubach and Aikman.

• Dallas Cowboys Early Thanksgiving Day Meal at The Salvation Army.

• Cowboys/NFL “Live United” team representative for the United Way.

• Christmas Party for The Family Place.

• Support of Jonathan’s Place.

• Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

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