As the Dallas Cowboys parted ways with one of their better players in franchise history on Tuesday, ending the DeMarcus Ware era in Dallas, the question that came to my mind immediately was would Ware coming to the Houston Texans make any sense?
I think yes, and hear me out.
The Texans need protection for J.J. Watt on the defensive line, and Ware could be that guy. I know he is injured a lot lately, but if he were to take a little more of a break during games than what he is used to, the veteran defensive end/outside linebacker could prove useful for a Texans defense that wasn’t that great last season.
Ware, 31, played in 13 games last season for the Cowboys, finishing with 28 tackles and six sacks. He was basically released by the Cowboys due to financial reasons.
Currently, the favorites to land Ware are the Denver Broncos, as CBS Sports reported by Will Brinson:
“Ware is visiting on Wednesday, are reportedly ‘confident’ about landing him.”
From his second season in 2006 through the 2012 season, Ware had double-digit sack totals in each of those seasons with a career-high 20 in 2008. In 2011, he finished with 19.5 sacks, and in the 2012 season, Ware totaled 11.5 sacks.
Think about it … for the right price, Ware could come and not only help make Watt an even better player than what he is now, but the Texans could still draft Jadeveon Clowney, and he could groom Clowney at the defensive end position.
Plus, Ware could play in Romeo Crennel’s defensive scheme.
All of this could help the Texans defense, and especially free up the blocking schemes on Watt, because opponents would be forced to focus on Ware and Clowney as well.
Don’t forget … Brian Cushing is returning back to the field next season, and if he stays healthy, think about the possibilities of that potential defense.
This past season was the first time in his entire career that Ware missed a regular-season game, and he even had an interception.
I don’t know if the Texans could afford him or are even interested in him, but it is an idea to be tossed around at least, because it is all about making this team better. Ware could be one of those players that can make the 2-14 Texans forget about 2013.
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