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DeMarcus Ware received 3 big calls after he retired then decided to stay retired

DeMarcus Ware likes being an ambassador in the community for the Dallas Cowboys.
DeMarcus Ware likes being an ambassador in the community for the Dallas Cowboys. pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Former Cowboys great DeMarcus Ware is excited about his latest opportunity as a “community ambassador” for the upcoming NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium.

It’s a way for Ware to give back and a way for him to stay connected to his longtime organization. Ware was the headliner during an NFL Draft event on Thursday and touched on several topics with reporters, ranging from who he rooted for in Super Bowl LII to his Ring of Honor credentials to former teammate Terrell Owens’ Hall of Fame nod.

On if he ever got the itch to play in his first year of retirement: “No. I wouldn’t want to get back on the field. … I got three big calls. I thought about it now, don’t get me wrong, but I was like, ‘You’re done. Your body is telling you it’s time for you to teach. You see your teachings through the players.’”

On pulling for Philadelphia in the Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis: “I don’t want to say that, but I like the underdogs.”

On Jerry Jones and Charlotte Jones Anderson hinting he’ll be in the Ring of Honor: “When you first come here, you see all the names around the ring. At the old Cowboy stadium, I’ve seen it there. Now at the new Cowboys stadium, you can make your mark at the new star. That’s what I call the new stadium. When Jerry told me that, that meant a lot. And when Charlotte says that, that means a lot. It’s like you can etch your name in stone in history here with the Dallas Cowboys.”

On Cowboys pass rusher Taco Charlton’s rookie season: “When you look at Taco, you see how athletic he is. You can develop that each and every year. You’ve got to develop that toolbox. … It takes a little time for pass rushers to progress, but he has all the assets.”

On former teammate Terrell Owens getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: “It’s biased about the Hall of Fame. Image is a big one. Performance is a big one. He has a whole bunch of records and he’s a great player.”

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