DeMarcus Ware and the Cowboys had a great season in 2007, but not good enough
The Dallas Cowboys had one of the best teams in the NFL in 2007 with quarterback Tony Romo under center and defensive end Demarcus Ware terrorizing opposing quarterbacks. But they were no match for the New York Giants during the divisional round of the playoffs that season.
recent interview with WFAA’s Mark Lane, Ware admitted that losing to the Giants that season in the playoffs was one of the toughest losses in his career.
“At the time and I was like, ‘We’re going to win the Super Bowl,’” Ware said. “‘There was nothing nobody can do to stop us.’ We already had beat the Giants twice that season. So, we like crushed them.”
“I felt we would have won the Super Bowl that year, and the Giants win one. And I was like, ‘Oh, man. Are you kidding me?’ So, those were one of the biggest moments for me. Going 13-3, I’d never been 13-3 before, and playing on a team like that with great guys like [Tony] Romo, [Jason] Witten, Bradie James. You name it,” Ware added.
“If they didn’t win the Super Bowl, I would have been a little [expletive]. If you don’t go and win, it’s like, ‘We could have beat them easy. We beat them twice already. We just had a bad game.’ But I’m glad that they went on and won, especially bringing it to the NFC East at the end of the day. That’s a big thing, too. So, I’m glad that they won that.”
The Cowboys didn’t just have a bad game, they simply weren’t good enough to beat the hottest team in the NFL that season in the Giants, aside from the undefeated New England Patriots of course.
It also didn’t help the Cowboys that owner Jerry Jones gave his players their tickets for the NFC Championship game before they even played the Giants. Being cocky like that will often backfire.