(NEW YORK) — Defensive end DeMarcus Ware has been one of the best pass rushers in the NFL during his nine seasons in the league. Still, because of age, injuries, and a poor salary cap situation, Ware’s time with the team could be coming to an end.
Scheduled to make $12.25 million in 2014 with a salary cap number of $16 million, Ware’s tenure with the Cowboys might be over.
“There’s no question when you are where we are on the cap,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. “Even though we’ve had some new cap space added, and you have a defensive player that’s your highest paid defensive player and he hasn’t been on the field much the last two years, it has to be considered.”
In 2013, Ware recorded just six sacks, his fewest since his rookie year back in 2005 when he had eight. At 31 years old, Ware also missed three games last season, the first time he ever missed a game in his career. Since his rookie year, Ware has recorded 117.0 sacks, an average of 13.0 per season.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN