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DeMarcus Ware signs contract to retire as a member of the Cowboys

Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) in action against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) in action against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Last month, DeMarcus Ware announced his retirement from the NFL after 12 seasons. He cited his health as a main reason for stepping away, ending whats sure to be a Hall of Fame career.

Although his last season came with the Broncos, Ware is retiring as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He signed with the team that drafted him on Monday and attended Dallas pre-draft news conference to retire with the Cowboys.

We are proud to announce that @DeMarcusWare will officially retire today as a Dallas Cowboy.

Ware it all started. #ThankYouDWare pic.twitter.com/UAsbCKX9wW

— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 24, 2017

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Officially official. @DeMarcusWare retires as a Dallas Cowboy. #ThankYouDWare pic.twitter.com/RKzaI31DJX

— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 24, 2017

During the news conference, Jerry Jones called Ware a perfect player. After all, he did record 117 of his 138.5 career sacks in Dallas all of which Jones got a very close look at.

Jason Garrett said the Cowboys are looking for a player of Wares caliber in the draft this week, saying hes a once-in-a-generation player. The Cowboys nearly reunited with Ware this offseason, too, which he admitted on Monday.

DeMarcus Ware said one of the few teams he thought about playing for this offseason was the Dallas Cowboys

— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 24, 2017

DeMarcus Ware retiring a Dallas Cowboy pic.twitter.com/rWEVJQWF8B

— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 24, 2017

Ware is the franchises all-time leader in sacks and forced fumbles, making seven Pro Bowls in his nine years.

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