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Report: Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware Unlikely To Take A Pay Cut

Update:

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that contract talks between Cowboys and DE DeMarcus Ware regarding either an extension for a potential pay cut have yet to take place.

  • Florio adds that a league source believes it would be surprising to see the Cowboys get Ware accept a reduction in salary.
  • According to Florio, there is a good chance Ware would reject any overtures regarding a pay cut, which could in turn force Dallas to consider releasing him.

Ware, 31, has a cap figure close to $16 million for the 2014 season and a base salary of $12.75 million. He has been limited to just 11 games and has seen his sack totals decrease from 11 in 2012, to just six this season.

Ware is one of a number of Cowboys players who could have on the chopping block as the Cowboys work to free up cap space. Dallas will without a doubt be one of the more active teams  in the coming weeks.

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Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas writes that the recent contract extension the Ravens gave to OLB Terrell Suggs could end up being a blueprint for how the Cowboys approach there situation with DE DeMarcus Ware.

The Ravens signed Suggs to a four-year extension that reduced his 2014 cap figure from $12.4 million to $7.8 million. Suggs also received $16 million fully guaranteed in his new deal.

There has been talk that the Cowboys could consider releasing Ware outright and take the $13 million in cap saving. Ware has indicated that he would consider reducing his salary, but there are no guarantees that this is actually something he would consider.

Archer mentions that Dallas could also offer him a reduced salary that includes the ability to make up the difference with incentives.

 

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