The Dallas Cowboys will no longer get coaching assistance from their all-time sacks leader, as DeMarcus Ware is joining the Denver Broncos in a part-time capacity.
Ware took the role of guest instructor for both the Cowboys and Broncos this offseason. Going forward, he’ll work exclusively for the Broncos, according to NFL.com. He played the final three seasons of his illustrious 12-year career in Denver, winning a Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2016.
Ware, 35, will join the Broncos as a pass-rushing consultant. Per NFL.com, he’ll meet with Broncos linemen and linebackers to coach pass-rushing technique “a few times a month.”
The future Hall of Famer didn’t show interest in assuming a full-time coaching role when he helped the Cowboys during organized team activities this summer, according to the Star-Telegram, but he’s wanted to stay in football.
There’s no indication whether the Cowboys offered Ware a similar part-time gig.
Ware logged 107 sacks in nine years as a Cowboy, and 138.5 total in his NFL career. He signed a one-day contract with Dallas in April of 2017 to officially retire a Cowboy.
On that day – 12 years and a day after he was picked by the Cowboys in the 2005 NFL Draft – he said he’d be open to helping coach the Cowboys linemen in the future.
"If Jason [Garrett] wants me to do it, and [Jerry] Jones wants me to do it, you will see me out there coaching the guys,” he said.