Dallas' Ware and Garrett praise retiring Fletcher

Dallas' Ware and Garrett praise retiring Fletcher
December 19, 2013, 8:00 am
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London Fletcher calls it a career

While the Redskins are thankful for what London Fletcher has done in Washington over the past seven seasons, two members of the Cowboys are appreciative of what the linebacker has done for the NFL. 

“When you think about that guy, the leadership he brings to that team and he’s been consistently one of the top tacklers in the league every single year, it just shows how hard his offseason work has been and how much dedication he’s had to the team,” defensive end DeMarcus Ware said. “He’s been a great team player.”

On Wednesday, Fletcher announced that he's 99-percent sure he’ll retire at season’s end. And that, of course, makes Sunday’s game at FedEx Field most likely the last time Fletcher will face the rival Cowboys.

Ware and the Cowboys know Fletcher well. In the teams’ past five meetings alone, Fletcher has amassed 46 tackles, sacked Tony Romo three times and picked off Romo once.

“He’s an unbelievable football player,” said Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett, whose playing career overlapped with Fletcher’s in the late 1990’s. “I competed against him for a long, long time and he is just us an outstanding player. He’s everything that the NFL wants in a player. He just played the game the right way and been such a productive guy, a great team leader, and someone I have the utmost respect for.”