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Ex-Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware signs one-day contract to retire with Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas — DeMarcus Ware ceremonially retired with the Dallas Cowboys to end his career where it started.

Ware made it official with a news conference at Cowboys headquarters in Frisco, Texas, on Monday.

“This has always been home to me,” Ware said. “Where you start at, it’s where you want to finish. For me, coming back here was a big deal. So many great memories here. It was great in Denver, too. But it’s great to finish here.”

Ware said the Cowboys were one of the few teams he thought about playing for in 2017 before deciding to retire.

Ware announced his retirement in March after playing 12 years in the NFL, including three seasons with the Broncos. He was part of the Super Bowl 50-winning team.

“Ware was instrumental in the Broncos’ 2015-16 run to Super Bowl 50, as he recorded 3.5 sacks during the team’s three-game march to the title,” the Broncos said in a statement in March.

Ware will go down as one of the best defensive linemen in NFL history.