Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware is in the running to appear on the cover of EA Sports Madden 12. Fans will decide who wins the honor with a bracket-style voting campaign. Each of the 32 teams has a candidate, and fans' votes will determined which players advance through the seeded bracket.
The winner will be revealed April 27 at 3 p.m. on ESPN's SportsNation. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, coming off his Super Bowl win, is the player to beat.
Fans can vote at www.espn.com/maddenvote.
The only question for Cowboys' fans is: Do you want Ware winning? There is the dreaded Madden Curse to consider. Since 1999, when EA Sports began putting a player on the cover, many of the cover boys have experienced an injury and/or a decline in performance. But Drew Brees did OK for himself last season after appearing on the cover.
-- Charean Williams