The Dallas Cowboys defensive unit is continuously one of the most disappointing in the league, but they do have one of the most feared pass rushers currently in the NFL thanks to defensive end DeMarcus Ware.
However, because of a salary cap mess that has become a yearly story line, the team is asking Ware to take a pay cut.
That doesn’t look like it will be happening.
Ware, who is set to earn a $12.25 million in base salary in 2014, doesn’t want to take a pay cut. His full cap figure is $16 million.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill states that while a pay cut isn’t something the perennial Pro Bowler wants to pursue, he will sit down with the Cowboys and listen to their ideas.
Dallas desperately needs to clear space under the salary cap, so cutting Ware becomes a real possibility if he does not agree to the pay cut. Releasing Ware would save the Cowboys $7.8 million. If he hits the open market, he would likely be a huge commodity.
This is going to be an interesting situation to watch play out, because Ware could end up being one of the biggest names available in free agency.