Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware bet on himself. And won.
Rejecting a request to reduce his 2014 compensation from $12.75 million this year in Dallas, Ware will make (per a league source) $13 million in 2014 from the Broncos.
In the second year of the three-year contract, Ware will make $7 million, which is $6 million less than he would have made under his prior contract in Dallas for 2015.
In 2016, Ware will is due a $3 million roster bonus in March, and a base salary of $7 million.
It adds up to $30 million over three years, $20 million over two. And the Broncos have beefed up a pass rush that will have (hopefully) a healthy Von Miller in 2014.