Ellis reveals DeMarcus Ware's hiding place

July, 9, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

If you haven't listened to former Cowboys outside linebacker Greg Ellis' interview on ESPN 103.3's "The Michael Irvin Show" on Wednesday, here's the link.

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Ellis, now with the Oakland Raiders, talked about his frustration over not playing much last season and revealed that All-Pro linebacker DeMarcus Ware went to great lengths to try and get him 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," said Ellis. "And you're telling me we're trying to win the Super Bowl?"

So we're to believe that the most dynamic defensive player in the game was hiding on the sideline in order for a veteran teammate to see some playing time? It's certainly a selfless act on Ware's part, but it doesn't sound like the right way to run a defense. Irvin asked Ellis to clarify his remarks on Ware's hide-and-seek tactics.

"On his own," Ellis said of Ware. "He would say, 'G, come on.' And I would tell him, 'No, DeMarcus, go ahead, man. You're coming up on your contract year. Don't mess that stuff up. Go ahead and do you, and we're just going to do what the coaches, or whoever the powers that be, what they want to do.'"

But really, everyone's on the same page in Dallas. Nothing to see here. What do you guys think? Is this a disgruntled former employee blowing off some steam or does this point to a deeper issue? Let me hear from you. Our "comments" line is open right now.

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