Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) shakes hands after the game at Soldier Field. Chicago defeats Dallas 45-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones says Cowboys should be able to rely on DeMarcus Ware, who is in his prime


The Dallas Cowboys are coming off an embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears. The defense struggled to stop the Bears offense allowing them to score on each of their possessions, except the final won when they took a knee to run out the clock.

The Cowboys failed to generate any kind of pass-rush really, and that had some people wondering about whether defensive end DeMarcus Ware’s lack of production was because of age or injury. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones had an answer.

“I don’t know, as far as evaluating where he is at his talent level as it regards to age,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “He’s a remarkable athlete. That shouldn’t be the case at all. He should actually be in the prime of his career, candidly, strength-wise, explosion-wise. That’s one of the things we got to, I think, count on is him having more impact in the game as he moves away from his injury.

“He’s feeling better and we should be able to count on better production from him.”

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  • Old Frog

    Hopefully JJ is just saying this so other teams will be willing to offer decent draft picks for Ware. I think if he plays another year in Dallas we will be even more disappointed than we were this year…if that’s possible.

  • SmartThinking

    Way to go, Jerry! Just keep diverting the real problems of this team onto your players. Maybe no one else will see your verbal sleight of hand as shifting the blame.

    This mess is on you! You take the kudos when the team wins. Now stand up and take responsibility for the mess you’ve created and named the 2013 version of the Dallas Cowboys football team. After all, according to you, this is your best work!