The Cowboys’ all-time leader in sacks is now immortalized forever among the franchise’s biggest legends.
DeMarcus Ware was officially inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime of Sunday’s win over the Rams at AT&T Stadium, becoming the 23rd person to receive the Cowboys’ most prestigious accolade.
Ware was surrounded by ten other Ring of Honor members for the big moment, including Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Emmitt Smith, and Bob Lilly. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones led the induction ceremony, kicking off the proceedings with a Texas-sized gaffe when he inadvertently introduced Ware as “DeMarcus Lawrence” before quickly correcting himself.
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With his family and fellow franchise legends by his side, Ware used the moment to give a shout-out to “the greatest fans in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys Nation,” and then led the crowd of over 93,000 in a booming “Go Cowboys” cheer to help spur the team on to its 11th straight home victory.
The 2023 Cowboys paid their own special tribute to Ware with a spectacular defensive performance. Having already contributed heavily to the 33-9 lead the team held at the time of Ware’s induction, the defense went on to rack up two sacks, almost 20 pressures, and an interception returned for a touchdown in the 43-20 blowout.
Micah Parsons was also spotted wearing a DeMarcus Ware T-shirt during pregame warmups.
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Ware was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer; Jones surprised him a few weeks later with the Ring of Honor announcement.
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“I’m lost for words right now,” Ware said then. “Canton was great. But this is my home.”
More specifically, Ware’s name will live right next to Larry Allen’s at the team’s home venue from this day forward.