Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Ware reportedly offered to take a pay cut to help the team and their salary cap struggles after the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. It was an incredibly noble thing for the leader, coming off one of his worst seasons, to do.
On Monday afternoon at Valley Ranch Ware set out to clarify those comments. Possibly at the urging of his agent who wasn’t thrilled to see his client five up so much leverage in negotiations.
“No, I didn’t say that,” Ware said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I said I will do whatever I need to do to maneuver some things around to help the team out. I’m for that. It’s nothing new to me.
“But pay cut and restructure are two different things. You hear what I’m saying. Clar-i-fy.”
Ware is one of the Cowboys highest paid players and is scheduled to make $12.2 million in the 2014 season. Ware’s cap hit is a lot higher at $16 million.