DeMarcus Ware did take some calls early this offseason, inquiring whether he was interested in a comeback. So it figures that the pass-rusher would field a phone call or two if he really was considering a return. Alas, Ware said Tuesday his tweet about a comeback was an April Fool’s joke.
“I was playing around, April Fool’s,” Ware said of his tweet. “I got some old workouts [and posted them on social media] and told everybody I was going to come back. And then last night, Jerry Jones and his jet were out there at an event. He said, ‘Hey, why don’t you finish that April Fool’s and come off the jet,’ so I ended up walking out and was like, ‘Hey, he came and got me.’ I was like maybe that isn’t going to go off right with a lot of guys, but I’m a funny guy, and it’s about having fun. That’s what I did. I’m not coming back. I’m not coming back. That’s for sure.”
“I’m going to really give back now, helping out the guys and mentoring guys,” Ware said. “If they want to work on pass rush, breaking down film and really work on how to be a champion, so working with guys any way that I can. If there’s a job out there, if anybody’s watching, holler at me or let me know.”
Bradford started only two games last season because of his knee injury, which required arthroscopic surgery. He returned to backup Case Keenum in the postseason, though Bradford didn’t see the field.
“As a player, you can’t focus on it,” Bradford said. “I trust the process I’ve been through to this point; I know the strength staff here, the training staff here. We talked . . . about putting in the plan to make sure my knee is as healthy as it can be come Week 1.
“I am trusting the fact they know what they are doing. They’ve dealt with some guys who have had knees that have had issues like mine. With that work, we’ll be in a place where it will allow me to do can do what I need to do for 16 games.”