DeMarcus Ware signs one-day contract, retires as a Dallas Cowboy

DeMarcus Ware signs one-day contract, retires as a Dallas Cowboy

"Yes, because I think that if he were, they would be real competition for us this year", Jones said at a news conference Monday ahead of Thursday's NFL Draft, according to Dallas Morning News.

Dallas drafted Ware in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Troy.

Ware and Jones both told old stories about ex-coach Bill Parcells being a bully, about Ware playing hurt in a 2009 game at New Orleans serving as an organizational inspiration, about Ware's fine qualities as a person.

Though every team enters the National Football League draft excited and optimistic that they'll find All-Pro players who can lead them to the promised land, the folks in Dallas are even more fired up.

It's impossible to look at Dallas right now and not think about where this team was at this time a year ago.

Jerry Jones can sleep peacefully at night knowing that the Cowboys won't have to play the Denver Broncos and Tony Romo this coming season.

Despite being out of the organization for three years, Ware says DFW still feels like home.

Now that Dallas is getting into the second contracts for those blockers, along with a $70 million, five-year deal for 2014 All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant, most of the salary cap is taken by the offense.

Ware said the chance to play for the Cowboys again was especially enticing. "A once-in-a-generation player".

Monday's press conference made it official, and retiring as a Cowboys player is fitting for one of the best pass-rushers in the franchise's history.

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