DeMarcus Ware has full range of motion in his surgically repaired right shoulder, and he is lifting now. He hopes to participate in some of the team’s organized team activities next month and the mandatory minicamp in June, though he might be limited in what he can do. He promises to be 100 percent for the start of training camp in July.
“It feels really good right now, but I hadn’t had any impact yet,” Ware said. “That’s the whole deal of how much impact can you take? You don’t want to take it too early and have a setback.”
Ware hyperextended his right elbow in a December game against the Bengals and later injured his shoulder against the Saints. The torn posterior labrum was repaired Jan. 10. He did not require surgery on the elbow."It’s doing really good," Ware said. "I’m so happy I didn’t have to have a second surgery [to go with the shoulder surgery]."
He wore a brace on his elbow and a harness to protect his shoulder, and he admits the injuries prevented him from performing the way he is accustomed. Ware had only 1.5 sacks the last six games to finish with 11.5.
Though he turns 31 this summer and is changing positions, Ware said he believes he can return to being the dominate player Cowboys fans have been gotten used to seeing for eight seasons.
“If you’re playing out there with a cast on, an elbow brace and shoulder brace on and you have one arm, and you’re going against a guy who’s 350 pounds, it’s a little bit different,” Ware said. “But I feel like if you get out there and give it all you got and what you got, some people would have been sitting on the sideline, and I wasn’t. So it’s getting out there and doing what you can do to help the team.”
-- Charean Williams