When DeMarcus Ware said “put up or shut up,” he wasn’t just talking about Tony Romo.
The Dallas Cowboys defensive end made his remarks after Romo became the highest-paid player in franchise history when he signed a $108 million contract extension. Ware’s comments were originally made on SiriusXM NFL Radio and now he has clarified his remarks to make it clear he was speaking about the entire team, not just Romo or the offense.
“They’re going to twist the words that you can change,” Ware said, according to Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. “So I talked to Romo about that. It didn’t come across as it was personified as. I tell them when it’s time to play you put everything else behind you and put your best foot forward.”
When he says tell them, he means everyone in the locker room.
“That’s everybody,” Ware said. “When you get out there it’s put up or shut up. It’s produce or don’t get on the field.”
We’ll see how the Cowboys produce this season. As always, pressure is high in Dallas.
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