Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) in action against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium.

DeMarcus Ware refuses to take pay cut and will be released


According to a report from Howard Eskin, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is refusing to take a pay cut as the team tries to restructure his contract. That more than likely means Ware will become a cap casualty and released by Dallas.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hinted that Ware’s time could be coming to an end just days ago.

“He’s had a tough time getting on the practice field because of various injuries,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “All of that we have to weigh with how much of that has impacted him for the future as well as where he is in his career and with his age.

“Those are the ingredients in the stew. Now we’ve got to stir it up and see where we’re going. It will be a very difficult call for us because of how much salary cap he uses.”

Ware is scheduled to count for $16 million against the cap next season.

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  • Scott.

    Thanks for your dedication to the cowboys organization. Thanks for the memories. You shall go into the ring of honor and hopefully the hall of fame. For the last two years you were paid quite handsomely for average to below average results. You took those large checks every Monday even though you were shut down or didn’t play at all. Now it’s time that you take a pay cut or be gone. Wish you the best.

  • Juanito Juanito

    sadly but thats the price the cowboys will paid for change the scheme 3-4 to 4-3, ware not good in 4-3 age and injuries

  • Old Frog

    If they could let Emmit Smith and Larry Allen go play for other teams, then Ware should be a no brainer.

  • Chad

    Forgive me if I don’t initially bite on a Cowboys story that’s been tweeted by a sportscaster from Philly.

  • SmartThinking

    And the drama begins to heat up.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Major pay cut or it’s time to let him go. As Old Frog notes, he is not Emmitt, the greatest RB in history, or LA the greatest G in history, so why treat Ware differently? JJ has done it before and should now.