Talking on ESPN radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning, DeMarcus Ware expressed disappointment that Rob Ryan won't be with the Cowboys in 2013 and offered strong sentiment for his former defensive coordinator.

"He was one of the best coaches I've ever played for, really teaching me how to play and think like a linebacker," Ware said Thursday. "I had to go in there and know all the drops the inside backers would have and I had to know all the formations, knowing the skill of the game, he really taught me that a lot."

Ware, 30, had 31 sacks in Ryan's two seasons in Dallas.

"Once I heard about his firing, I didn't like it at first, but it's a business deal." Ware said. "It's nothing that I can do about it. You just got to get out there and play.