DeMarcus Ware has once again voiced his admiration and gratitude for his time with the Dallas Cowboys and reserved a special mention for the teams fans.

Ware was last week confirmed to be joining Peyton Manning at the Denver Broncos as a free agent, just a day after being released by the Cowboys, and had already praised his former team in the press conference arranged at his unveiling.

However, the seven-time Pro Bowl selection also used his Twitter account to think the fans for their support, as well as expressing excitement at joining the roster in Colorado.

"Really excited about my new opportunity with the Denver Broncos but need to back up and once again thank Mr. Jones, Bill Parcells, and the Dallas Cowboys for giving me a chance in this league & everything the organization did for me through the years," he said.

"I was honored to wear the Star alongside my former Cowboys teammates & will always hold a special place in my heart for the Cowboys Nation and the Dallas community."

Ware spent eight seasons with the Cowboys since he was drafted 11th overall in 2005, after owner Jerry Jones reportedly overruled coach Bill Parcells over the pick, and has been a valuable member of the defense since.

A fearsome pass-rushing defensive end, Ware twice topped the NFL for sacks and was an integral part of Parcells' pass defense pretty much from the day he was drafted from Troy University, Alabama.

He joins a Broncos defense that has also seen the arrival of cornerback Aqib Talib, which should make Denver's already formidable offense even more effective and will likely make them one of the favourites to go one better than last season and win the Super Bowl.

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