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Former Dallas Cowboys great DeMarcus Ware makes debut as TV analyst

-- DeMarcus Ware wasn't just going to show up and serve as a color analyst for the Dallas Cowboys TV broadcast on Saturday night.

Instead, Ware put in the time and effort to make sure he was prepared for the telecast. Co-analyst Babe Laufenberg said that Ware was more prepared than most guest analysts.

The Cowboys played the Los Angeles Rams Saturday in a preseason game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The game was broadcast on KTVT Channel 11.

Laufenberg sent his personal charts to Ware with various notes, and was surprised when Ware showed up at the LA Coliseum with his own notes to the charts.

Ware, 35, retired from the NFL earlier this off-season. He spent his first nine seasons with the Cowboys, going to seven Pro Bowls, and his final three seasons with the Denver Broncos.

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