FOX’s Jay Glazer was wrong on Monday when reporting that Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware had signed a $78 million deal.
Actually, the contract is worth $78,000,001.
According to Mike Fisher of Blogging The Boys, who interviewed Ware in the wake of the mega-deal, owner Jerry Jones gave Ware a $1 bill with a message written on it: “This is my last offer. Your great. Jerry Jones.”
(It’s nice to see that even really rich guys get “your” and “you’re” screwed up sometimes.)
Ware also said that a “handshake deal” was struck on Sunday, before the Cowboys’ 37-21 win over the Falcons. Ware celebrated by getting two sacks.
The real question is, now that Ware has gotten paid, will the sacks keep coming?
No offense to Ware, but we’ve seen too many guys who get too much money and who end up playing all too different than before they struck it rich. Cowboys fans undoubtedly hope that Ware will be an exception to the “get paid, get soft” approach.