Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett made it known that he would love to see defensive end DeMarcus Ware practice more next season.
“He’s missed a lot of practice time over the last couple of years because of all these injuries, and that’s something that really can impact a player, even a player of his caliber,” said Garrett at the Senior Bowl via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You need to practice.”
Garrett wants Ware to get back to playing upto his potential.
“You need to make sure you have the skills necessary to play your best come Sunday, and he’s done an amazing job from a mental and physical toughness standpoint of playing in these games,” Garrett said. “We’ve got to get him to the point where he’s healthy and he can practice and he can get himself ready to play the way he’s capable of playing.”
Garrett also admitted that Ware does a good job of playing and fighting through injuries.
“He’s always done an amazing job fighting through those things, doing what he can do to get himself to Sunday,” Garrett said. “And I think if we can get him to a point where he is healthy throughout the season, you’ll see similar production to what he has had throughout his career.
“One of the amazing things about him is he’s missed very little time, and for a guy who’s been such a marked man for so long, plays week in and week out, been as productive as he’s been, for him to miss his first games this year in a long, long time, is really, really impressive. Now, having said all of that, we’ve got to get him healthy. We’ve got to get him right. We’ve got to make sure he’s physically capable of doing what he’s doing. I know he’s started that process already. This offseason is important for him.”
The fact of the matter is that Ware will be turning 32 years-old this July. He’s not getting any younger.