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DeMarcus Ware to have elbow surgery

Cowboys defender to have surgery Aaron Wilson

Print This February 12, 2014, 10:35 AM EST

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is going to have surgery on his right elbow.

Ware has struggled with the injury for two seasons.

The procedure is set for Feb. 18.

"It's been killing me," Ware told ESPN Dallas. "It's hurt really bad and that's why I would wear an elbow pad to stop from getting it hit but that didn't do much. It would get irritated even when it was barely touched."

Last year, Ware slumped to a career-low six sacks and had surgery on his right shoulder. He also dealt with other injuries, including the elbow.

"Rest helped it," Ware said. "I'm getting my work in. I'm pushing up 315, 405 (pounds) and I'm doing everything, running. My body feels great. Straight up, it feels really, really good. My quad, I can do all of that. I can do everything. Nothing is inhibiting me. If I had to go into the season now, I feel better than I did going into the season with the shoulder (surgery) ... Now I feel like once we get the elbow cleaned up and fix the nerve deal, it's, 'Let's roll.' "

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