An 8-8 record was well below satisfactory for the Cowboys in 2012.
That bitter taste remains with DeMarcus Ware, the two-time NFL sack leader who has only one playoff victory to his credit throughout his entire eight-year career.
Ware has been a cornerstone of the Cowboys defense, missing just one regular-season game since being drafted in 2005.
He's an All-Pro, a Pro Bowler and arguably the best player at his position. But despite all the personal accolades, a Super Bowl Championship remains elusive.
Bleacher Report met with Ware at his gym outside Dallas to discuss his change in position, his expectations for the 2013 Cowboys and Tony Romo.
Watch the video to get his take, and leave your comments below.