Report: No communication between Cowboys, Ware on contract


Among the many things that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said recently is that defensive end DeMarcus Ware could wind up as a cap casualty as the offseason unfolds.

Jones has also said that he can’t fathom a Cowboys defense in 2014 without Ware on it, which suggests that the team would like to find a way to have their pass rusher and some cap space as well. It’s been widely expected that the Cowboys would ask for a pay cut or try to restructure Ware’s contract, but it doesn’t appear the ball has gotten rolling on that front.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that there’s been no communication between the two sides about any adjustment to Ware’s contract. With the start of free agency drawing closer, now would seem to be a pretty good time to get things started since the Cowboys could use the cap relief whether or not they plan to pursue players from other teams.

Jones took himself to task for cap management this week and the Ware contract is part of the problem. Losing Ware is less than ideal, but he’s not thought to be open to a pay cut and a restructure would just create the same problem next year as Dallas kicks the can down the road. If Jones’ laments about past mistakes was a signal of a new path, Ware’s departure could be the first example of a new business style.

10 responses to “Report: No communication between Cowboys, Ware on contract

  1. They are going to hold onto him until the Skins resign Orakpo, then release him. Otherwise Snyder will throw crazy money at Ware and leave the Rak out in the cold.

  2. Jerry will be singing, “Ware old Ware are you tonight, why did you leave me and the Cowboys all alone. We search for free agents over and over, you found a better team and prrrrrrrt you were gone.”

  3. As far as Ware is concerned, I guess no news is good news since they are going to want to pay him less which he said he will not do.

    Perhaps Jerry wants to see what he gets in the NFL draft before making some of those decisions.

  4. I think Jerry is using the media to criticize Ware. He had a bad season due to injuries. You kept him off the practice field and now you are totally disrespecting him. Ware being the man he is has not at this time has said nothing. He is being bluffed through the media and I hope he is not intimidated. If he is cut, Rob Ryan would snatch him up for their 3-4 defense and he plays linebacker. Jerry ain’t that damn stupid.

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