DeMarcus Ware finally reached the mountaintop, winning Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night.
The Denver Broncos outside linebacker helped Wade Phillips’ unit put on a show that included sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton six times.But why was winning the big one “bittersweet” in Ware’s words? After playing in Dallas for nine seasons, the Cowboys struggled to win a playoff game much less make it to the Super Bowl.
“Yeah. You play for a team for a long time, and you think about, you know, you would really like to play for them,” Ware told the Dallas News. “But now you went to another team and there is change.
“Every year, you always feel like you’re going to make the Super Bowl, but you weren’t able to finish it out. You have to cherish where your feet are, you have to live in the moment, and it’s an experience for you.
Specifically, Ware wanted to share the moment of triumph with some of his former teammates.
“I wish Jason Witten was here,” Ware said. “Or Tony Romo was here. Jay Ratliff. Chris Canty.”
It’s natural for a veteran player to remember the long road that got him to this place. And, in a moment like this, remembering the guys he strapped it up with for nearly a decade is honorable.