When your favorite player retires, it's almost like losing touch with a member of your family.

It was strange for Cowboys fans when DeMarcus Ware headed to Denver, but it always felt like he was just down the road, still racking up sacks.

But as the collective Cowboys fanbase clears the tears from their eyes at the news of Ware's official retirement on Monday, they did receive a bit of welcome news.

Following Ware's official announcement of his retirement, the Cowboys immediately expressed interest in signing the former linebacker who spent much of his career in Dallas.


Of course, it's symbolic more than practical. Dallas announced they had offered Ware a one-day contract in order to be immortalized for his time in a Cowboys jersey. It's fitting for the linebacker who enjoyed the best years of his career there, having been named to the Pro Bowl seven times during his tenure with the Cowboys.