Ex-Cowboy Ellis Says Ware Took Himself Out So He Could Play

Greg Ellis is now a member of the Oakland Raiders, but seems that he is still harboring some hard feelings about being released from the Cowboys a few weeks back.

Ellis was quoted in the Dallas Morning News that he was upset about his lack of playing time, but threw out an interesting tidbit that fellow friend on the team DeMarcus Ware would actually remove himself from games so Ellis would play. Here’s the story:

During his final season as a Cowboy, Greg Ellis didn’t hide his displeasure about his limited playing time. According to Ellis, one of his prominent former teammates was so frustrated by the veteran’s diminished role that he’d hide from coaches during games to force them to put Ellis on the field.

“It’s a disgrace when DeMarcus Ware comes off the field just so I can get in the game and when the coaches tell him to come on the field, he tries to hide so I can play,” Ellis said during an appearance on ESPN 103.3’s Michael Irvin Show. “And you’re telling me we’re trying to win the Super Bowl?”

Seems that Ellis is a bit peeved about the way things went down in Big D, and now that he has another team, he’s going to go out of his way to take shots at his former employer.

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