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wasi
07-09-2009, 10:25 AM
This was on ESPN.com this morning. Never heard anything like this before:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4316014

According to former Cowboys linebacker Greg Ellis, DeMarcus Ware played hide and seek with the Dallas coaching staff during games last season to help Ellis get more playing time.

Ellis, who was vocal about his displeasure with his diminished role with the Cowboys last season, said on ESPN 103.3's "Michael Irvin Show" Wednesday that former teammate Ware shared his frustration to the point that Ware would hide from coaches during games so Ellis could play.

"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. "And you're telling me we're trying to win the Super Bowl?"

Ellis, who had played all of his 11 NFL seasons in Dallas, was released this offseason and subsequently signed with the Oakland Raiders.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Ware could not be reached for comment. Ware, who has one season remaining on his rookie contract, earned his third straight Pro Bowl nod in 2008 thanks to a 20-sack season.

During the interview Wednesday, Irvin asked Ellis to clarify his statement that Ware would take himself out of games.

"On his own. He would say, 'G, come on.' And I would tell him, 'No, DeMarcus, go ahead, man. You're coming up on your contract year. Don't mess that stuff up. Go ahead and do you, and we're just going to do what the coaches, or whoever the powers that be, what they want to do.'"

Mr. Flopnuts
07-09-2009, 10:33 AM
That tells me that Demarcus Ware is a fuckin awesome teammate.

talastan
07-09-2009, 10:37 AM
That also tells me that the Dallas Cowboys are screwed until they get control of their sideline. ROFL

CoMoChief
07-09-2009, 10:47 AM
Wow, wonder how many players do stuff like this, or how often?

Mr. Flopnuts
07-09-2009, 10:47 AM
That also tells me that the Dallas Cowboys are screwed until they get a real head coach. ROFL

FYP

LaChapelle
07-09-2009, 10:53 AM
Jerry Jones is the next Al Davis. It couldn't happen to a better team.

Fish
07-09-2009, 10:56 AM
Demarcus Ware is one of the best athletes currently in the NFL. And a helluva good person to boot.

Man I wish we would have had a chance to draft him...

Mr. Krab
07-09-2009, 04:00 PM
Demarcus Ware is one of the best athletes currently in the NFL. And a helluva good person to boot.

Man I wish we would have had a chance to draft him...
We were strictly a 4-3 defense, we wouldn't of drafted him.

Valiant
07-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Wow, wonder how many players do stuff like this, or how often?

Shit I do that in our tackle league(giant pickup games) when my team is acting like bitches.. Sub out for the skinny guy to play DE.. So I can imagine the reasons in the NFL..