Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) in action against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

DeMarcus Ware released by Dallas Cowboys


The Dallas Cowboys are releasing DeMarcus Ware according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter after the two parties were unable to agree to a restructuring of his contract that would have reduced his salary.

Cowboys create nearly $7.5 millions in cap space with the releasing of Ware who has arguably been the face of the franchise along with quarterback Tony Romo during his tenure with the Cowboys, but has battled injuries of late and with the team up against the cap made, the difficult decision to part ways with the seven-time pro bowler and four-time all-pro.

Ware was limited to 13 games last season when he only had six sacks, a career-low, Ware is only two years removed from having a 19.5-sack season, so you can expect Ware to be signed quickly because of his ability to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense and as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

He is 31 years old, but still has some gas left in the tank and the Cowboys may regret this decision to part ways with their all-time sack leader.

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  • Scott.

    Had to be done. Wish him the best. Kudos to Jerry for making this tough move.