- ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed the news.
A decision was expected to be made before the start of free agency, so this isn’t all that surprising.
Ware, 31, had a base salary of $12.25 million next season to go along with a 2015 salary of $13.75 million. The Cowboys will gain $7.432 million in cap space by releasing Ware.
Last year, Ware totaled 40 tackles, six sacks, one interception and a fumble recovery over the course of 13 games.
- Werder adds that he’s unsure of how the Cowboys will respond to Ware’s request.
- Florio adds that it’s still unclear whether or not the Cowboys will release Ware, but a decision could come sometime tomorrow.
Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reported last week that Ware believes he can “get a payday in free agency” if the Cowboys were to cut him loose in the coming days.
Dallas reportedly informed Ware that they would like him to reduce his salary to be back with them and have suggested to the media that they are willing to part ways if it comes to that.
The Cowboys still have very little cap space to work with, despite a number of roster moves in recent weeks.
Should Ware become available, he would probably fair better than some of the other veteran defensive ends in this year’s free agent class.