Ware wanted to wait until after Pro Bowl

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday to shave down a bone spur on his left foot.

Ware wanted to wait until after the Pro Bowl, which he played in earlier this month, before having the procedure.

Ware, who led the Cowboys with 11 sacks and led the NFL in quarterback pressures, battled through injuries for most of the year. He sustained a severely sprained neck against San Diego on Dec. 13 and was carted off the field on a gurney. Despite the belief that he would miss two games, returned to play the following week vs. New Orleans.

Ware also suffered from back stiffness, a chipped bone in his left wrist and a stress fracture in his left foot. However, he didn't miss any games and finished the season with 57 tackles and five forced fumbles.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPN Dallas. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.