Cowboys restructure DeMarcus Ware’s contract


Another highly paid veteran has agreed to restructure his contract to give his team more salary cap space.

The Cowboys have restructured the contract of defensive end DeMarcus Ware, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The deal will convert $5 million of this season’s base salary into a signing bonus, and as a result Ware will make the same amount of money this year as he would have under his old deal, but will cost $4 million less against the Cowboys’ salary cap.

As we noted earlier today, the Cowboys plan to restructure the contracts of several players to create more salary cap space by March 12, when free agency starts.

The Cowboys are tight against the cap and are dealing with the ramifications of the salary cap penalty the league office handed them last year.

13 responses to “Cowboys restructure DeMarcus Ware’s contract

  1. These players have to love this restructuring business.

    They are just being guaranteed money in a game that works on being able to cut ties with a guy in an instant.

  2. Thank you DeMarcus. Now Jerry you need to do the same with Romo ASAP. And after you restructure Romo please focus on the draft and stop trying to be flashy anymore.

  3. I would trade Ware for two #1s & one #2, if any team would ante up. If not, I would very happily keep him.

    I know Ware is not worth those picks. However, I would not trade him for anything less.

  4. Really…..Dont get me wrong I like D.Ware but I just cannot believe the support you guys have for Romo,He`s an awful QB with his best years waayyy behind him,Wake up Dallas fans!!!!!

  5. I cannot believe anyone would entertain trading Demarcus Ware. This is the one constant the team has going for it. Anyone with an idea of trading Ware is looking for a quick fix. Son, there are no quick fix to this team. “What next, trade Jason Witten or how about Morris Claiborne, he could get you at least 3 number ones. Oh better than that, why don’t we deal with the real problem, the meddlesome owner. Oh yea, we can’t get anything for hime not even a restructure.

  6. caryw30, how “flashy” has Jones been recently? Last offseason was pretty straightforward: sign a top FA at the team’s biggest need position (CB), and grab some players at fairly reasonable deals where depth was needed at OG, LB, and backup QB. Looked like a solid, football oriented offseason to me.

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