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Jerry Jones: DeMarcus Ware and I will talk, he may come back

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Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones released the team’s longtime star pass rusher DeMarcus Ware today, but Jones said Ware’s days in Dallas aren’t necessarily over.

Jones released a statement shortly after the decision to cut Ware became official, saying that Ware would be open to coming back, and the Cowboys would be open to bringing him back.

“After meeting this afternoon, DeMarcus and I agreed on an understanding that would allow him to explore the options he will have for the 2014 season and beyond,” Jones said. “We were also in very strong agreement that playing for the Dallas Cowboys would be one of the options we would both be exploring.”

But if Ware is going to come back, it will be at a discount: The Cowboys cut Ware because it saved $7.4 million on their 2014 salary cap, and the Cowboys don’t have much cap space. It seems quite likely that some team that does have a lot of cap space will make Ware a deal better than what Jones can offer.

So while Jones may want Ware to remain in Dallas, there’s a good chance he’ll go elsewhere. Maybe soon.

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40 Responses to “Jerry Jones: DeMarcus Ware and I will talk, he may come back”
  1. Six Rings says: Mar 11, 2014 4:41 PM

    Once he gets a glimpse of what the rest of the NFL is like he’ll never come back.

  2. thepftpoet says: Mar 11, 2014 4:41 PM

    Thumbs up if you could be a better GM for the Cowboys then Jerry Jones.

  3. scoops1 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:41 PM

    in other words…..

    Don’t expect Ware’s jersey to ever get retired…

  4. kidsamoa260 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:42 PM

    If he didn’t like the terms on the restructure, he ain’t coming back.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 11, 2014 4:42 PM

    It really makes sense for both sides to take a break and check the market and talk again. Nothing has really changed about the situation as of yet.

  6. seatt1ej0nes says: Mar 11, 2014 4:43 PM

    Too bad Dallas….the HAWKS are now America’s Team. Make way for the dynasty train WHOOO WHOOO. #gohawks

  7. seabreezes51 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:43 PM


  8. billco6192013 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:45 PM


  9. thevikesarebest says: Mar 11, 2014 4:45 PM

    Haha notice how the vikings don’t have these problems.

  10. meatcarroll says: Mar 11, 2014 4:45 PM

    Ware just said that so the avenue of escape would open up.

  11. km2266 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:45 PM

    Jerry Jones is not be a good GM, but he is a great owner. As much as he wants Ware to be a Cowboy, he couldn’t at that salary. And he released Ware to give him time to find the opportunity for next season (as opposed to after June 1 and giving him fewer options).

  12. h3min1230 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:45 PM

    Woah, look at that face.

  13. wwrgesusd says: Mar 11, 2014 4:45 PM

    Can someone give Al Davis , I mean Jerra, his dementia medicine?

  14. thealmightybigblue says: Mar 11, 2014 4:45 PM

    Or nah.

  15. realnflmaster says: Mar 11, 2014 4:48 PM


  16. 302baller says: Mar 11, 2014 4:49 PM

    He’s on the way down. Any GM would be foolish to bring him in. Re-sign with the Cowgirls please!

  17. drs76109 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    Eagles or Redskins

  18. slugbaitspace says: Mar 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    T.O. can tell you that talks with Jerry Jones are really great, feel-good moments, and then Jerry draws an arch over both your names and writes “Dallas Cowboys”.

    Which is bigger than both you and Jerry, DeMarcus.

  19. tommysaint1 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    I hope Jerry lives for another 100 years. It keeps the cowgirls irrelevant except for the occasional Jerrah story.

  20. ronin36 says: Mar 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    I’m betting Ware will be singed by another team in less than 24 hours.

  21. riverhorsey says: Mar 11, 2014 4:54 PM

    Jones is delusional.

  22. dfwhawkguy says: Mar 11, 2014 4:54 PM

    Come get your ring, Demarcus! You may only make a couple mill with the Hawks but a guaranteed SB ring is also there for the taking. Definitely nothing Jerry or da boyz could ever produce!

  23. craigkintexas says: Mar 11, 2014 4:55 PM

    Keep walkin out the door DeMarcus! Don’t get tangled up in Jerry anymore! You will be sought after by lots of good teams. You are on a deadend road in Allas.

  24. 1rockyracoon says: Mar 11, 2014 4:55 PM

    He’s going to be shocked to learn that it’s possible to be better than 8-8 every year.

  25. craniator says: Mar 11, 2014 4:59 PM

    On the other hand , . . . maybe he won’t come back.

  26. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 11, 2014 5:00 PM

    Tough move. Never easy to cut a Hall of Famer, but in the long run this is for the best.

    Richard Seymour left the Pats and had some good years with the Raiders, but it was still the right move for New England, long term.

  27. nwhawkhater says: Mar 11, 2014 5:09 PM

    You Seahawks fans are so delusional. Calling yourself America’s team! Up until 5 years ago you weren’t even the most liked team in Seattle! It was the mariners but like mariner fans once they start losing you will disappear like you did then!!!

  28. haraldsigurdson says: Mar 11, 2014 5:15 PM

    Ware’s salary was waaaaayyyyy out of the market rate for great DEs right now. Maybe he’ll do a “reverse-Deion” and go from the Cowboys to the 49ers?

  29. whodeysood5 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:24 PM

    Who Dey Demarcus.

    heard it here first ladies and gents

  30. cnote82 says: Mar 11, 2014 5:44 PM

    LMAO at the Seahawks being America’s team.

    Why? Because they won a SB?


    Ware IMO will sign with a contender, but not the Shehacks. Packers could be very possible.

  31. hopelesslyoptimisticdallasfan says: Mar 11, 2014 5:51 PM

    nothing surprising here. Hope he comes back at a “hometown discount.” If not, thanks for the time D-Ware. Ending up in the circle of honor whatever happens

  32. imgoingtowichita says: Mar 11, 2014 6:21 PM

    Iz jus bid nuss

  33. chambo2013 says: Mar 11, 2014 6:53 PM

    Love Seattle fans, they get their first ever SB win and now there’re Americas Team??? C mon man, let’s not get carried away.

  34. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 11, 2014 7:19 PM

    Ware is gone. It’s nonsense to talk like he may return.

  35. seaeagle707 says: Mar 11, 2014 8:02 PM

    I must admit it, I don’t know how the Cowboys even function as a team anymore. When was the last time they had a decent draft? You knew you needed to find another QB, years ago. I still miss the good old days, when Dallas was an outfit to be reckoned with, when the league respected them, when they were perennial playoff guys. But now, its decent players getting the life sucked out of them, and being tossed on the heap. I never hear about star players saying that they “want” to go to Dallas, anymore.

    Couldn’t you all go to Washington, and initiate a federal fraud probe into the so-called management of the team?

  36. banditnoble says: Mar 11, 2014 8:22 PM

    Ware has to go to a 3-4 defense not a 4-3 he don’t function too well in this offense. letting him go early is good for both parties. he can look around for another team and the Cowboys can move ahead trying to fine a fit to move this team forward. Notice i didn’t say replace Ware, they need to try to find the best pieces that fit a 4-3 D.

  37. denverbronconj says: Mar 11, 2014 11:06 PM

    It’s mind boggling for a billionaire to not maintain a sustainable budget under the current rules of the salary cap. I guess not all billionaires are financially intelligent. U would figure otherwise. Huh….

  38. wjman says: Mar 13, 2014 6:51 AM

    Jerry Jones neds to salary cap himself

  39. birdfanman says: Mar 13, 2014 8:36 AM

    I guess Jerry really didn’t have a clue with the Ware situation…

  40. msande7 says: Mar 13, 2014 4:28 PM

    yes indeed. DeMarcus talked with the Broncos, got paid and will most likely have a super bowl ring. Good job, Mr. Ware.

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