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Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware told GQ that he pondered retirement after suffering a serious neck injury back in 2009.
Ware admitted that he was scared and was worried about his future and his family.
“I was so scared. I started thinking about my family. I thought, ‘I might have to give football up,’” Ware said. “I really thought I might have to retire, because I just couldn’t imagine going through something so traumatic again.”
Ware says the Saints tested him when he got back on the field.
“I went out there on the first third down of the game, and they ran the ball and hit me,” Ware said. “Now, the Saints don’t ever run the ball on third down. They did that to get me. And you know what? That ticked me off.”
Ware said the Saints only fueled him and gave him more confidence.
“I was like, ‘Oh, you guys want to try to hurt me again, don’t you?’ So then I told (then-coach Wade Phillips) to put me in on first downs. And then, second downs, too. And each play,
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