The Denver Broncos closed out their preseason in a meaningless game with a dominant 27-3 victory over the Dallas Cowboys last night at AT&T Stadium.
Although he did not suit up for the game, DeMarcus Ware made his first return to the Cowboys stadium since he was released by the team in March. Ware played for the Cowboys for nine seasons, racking up seven Pro Bowl berths, an NFC defensive player of the year in 2008, and 117 sacks during his tenure.
Now a member of the Broncos, Ware admitted last night that it was a bit odd to return to the Cowboys stadium as a member of the opposition.
“It’s just different,” Ware told the Denver Post. “When you’re used to going into a stadium for at least five years and play for a team for nine years, you get accustomed to games. For the first time, going into the stadium to play the opposing team, which is the team you played with for so long (is different).”
“At the end of the day, it was a business decision for me to play with the Denver Broncos,” Ware continued. “I enjoy playing for the Denver Broncos organization. But it was also great to just see a lot of my old teammates and talk to a lot of people that you have old acquaintances with.”
The Cowboys and Broncos do not meet in the regular season, so it is unlikely that Ware will be reunited with his former teammates once again this season. Regardless, Ware is poised to have a big year in Denver in hopes of helping the team return to the Super Bowl.