Jason Witten ribs DeMarcus Ware on call

IRVING, Texas -- DeMarcus Ware and Jason Witten were teammates for nine years and developed a close friendship.

The business of the NFL separated them when the Dallas Cowboys decided to part ways with Ware, the franchise’s all-time leader in sacks, but they were able to reconnect on a conference call Tuesday afternoon.

With Ware returning to AT&T Stadium on Thursday with the Denver Broncos, his new team, he took time on a conference call to discuss his tenure with the Cowboys, how it started and how it ended.

In between, he and Witten had a good back and forth.

With Ware in the middle of an answer, Witten said, "Nobody cares what you’re saying. D-Weezy."

Ware: “Who’s this?”

Witten: “It’s Witt. You’re lucky we’re not playing [Thursday] night.”

Ware: “Hey what’s up man? You don’t want to see me man. Come on now.”

Witten: “You’re lucky we’re not playing.”

Ware: “Hey, Witt, they got me dropping a little bit now so I sure enough don’t have to stick you.”

Witten: “I’d love to see you in coverage. I don’t want to see you off the edge. That’s all I don’t want to see.”

When informed Witten was gone, Ware said, “Y’all got me riled up. Got one of my boys on the phone now.”

Enough to ask Broncos coach John Fox if he could play Thursday?

“No, I’m good,” Ware laughed. “It’s the fourth preseason game. I’m good.”