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DeMarcus Ware to QB Tony Romo: 'Put up or shut up'

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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Everyone had an opinion last week when Tony Romo signed his lucrative contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys.

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The responses ranged from astonishment to acknowledgement that Romo is the best Cowboys quarterback since Troy Aikman.

Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware, when asked on Sirius XM's NFL Radio on Thursday, was frank in his response: just win.

"I feel like everybody is deserving to whatever is given to him, but at the end of the day, to me it's put up or shut up," Ware said Thursday, via the Dallas Morning News. "I'm just being straight-up honest with you. Get out there and be productive, and that's with any player. Whatever they get, they're deserving of it. You just got to get out there and play, and I know he can be and will be the quarterback that is going to be the quarterback that is going to take us to the next level."

Unfortunately, it's that "next level" that always has stymied Romo in the past.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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