Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware doesn't know what to make of his selection as a member of the NFL's All-Decade team.
He has only been the league five years and feels he has so much more to accomplish, but is honored and humbled by the distinction.
"It's a honor to make the all decade team," Ware said. "I haven't even been playing for a decade. But that showed what I have accomplisehd in five years and what they think about you. But it's crazy. Wow. I have only been playing five years. I have been working hard. It's paying off."
There is no question Ware is worthy. A first round pick in 2005, Ware has 64.5 sacks and four Pro Bowl selections in five seasons.
He made this season despite battling neck, thumb and foot injuries throughout the year. He will have surgery next week to remove bone spurs from his left foot. He said is looking forward to getting healthy again and having a bigger season next year _ when he will begin work on making the upcoming all-decade team.
"I feel I could have done better this year," said Ware, who led the Cowboys with 11 sacks, down from his 20 in 2008. "I had some injuries. I played through them. I made the Pro Bowl. I am looking to get back healthy so I can really step up my game in 2010."
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