“I’m about to turn 30, and it’s time,” the perennial Pro Bowl outside linebacker said. “It’s time to get the job done and time to solidify what it means to be a team. That’s getting to the playoffs and getting to the Super Bowl.
“I don’t care what anybody else says. I think that each year it’s that time. You can’t wait until next year. You can’t think about what’s happened in the past. The time is now. I feel the same way each year.”
While Ware feels the same way each year, the Cowboys haven’t come close to a Super Bowl during his seven-year career, winning only one playoff game in that span.
The Cowboys’ challenge is to go from mediocre to elite in the span of one season. The fact that the 9-7 Giants won the Super Bowl indicates that it isn’t necessarily a quantum leap if a team can finish strong, which is the exact opposite of what the Cowboys did by losing four of their last five games last season.