Dallas Cowboys: Releasing DeMarcus Ware is Lesser of Two Evils
To say that the Dallas Cowboys have a few “tough” decisions to make this offseason would be a total understatement. For the first time in a while, the Cowboys are going to be complete sellers this spring, which means a few familiar faces are likely to hit the road. One of which is none other than All-Pro defensive end DeMarcus Ware, who may end up having his No. 94 hanging somewhere at AT&T Stadium someday.
However, there is no way that Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones keeps Ware around for the 2014 campaign. Instead, Ware is likely to be a cap casualty considering Dallas is nearly $20 million over the cap and disposing of Ware would save the franchise somewhere around $7.2 million.
Put simply: Ware isn’t worth that kind of commitment as the long-time Cowboy is on the decline and rarely plays at 75% or above health wise. It seems that some sort of injury is always nagging Ware and that’s understandable for a 31-year-old defensive end with over 140 NFL regular season games under his belt.
Plenty of Cowboys fans will be sad to see Ware go after nine years, but Jones has every right to show No. 94 the door. Sure, it will likely be strange seeing Ware in another uniform next year, yet that’s the nature of the beast when dealing with high-paid defensive players that reach the end of their career.