Judgement day finally was handed down when the Dallas Cowboys released All-Pro linebacker, DeMarcus Ware. At 31-years-old and having suffered numerous injuries, the Cowboys felt it would be best to part ways with one of their best defensive players in franchise history. Ware requested that the Cowboys make a decision by 4:00 PM ET so the linebacker would become a free agent at the start of the free agency period.
2013 was Ware’s least productive season on the gridiron since being drafted in 2005. Ware recorded six sacks to go with 40 combined tackles. Not the type of production you like to see from your highest paid, defensive player.
Cutting ware saved the organization $7.4 million towards the team’s salary cap. A tough decision, but a decision it looked they had to make without getting an agreed pay cut negotiated.
Ware is now a free man and can sign wherever he pleases. How will the Cowboys replace the long-time pass rusher?