Can confirm NFL Network report that Cowboys have notified D. Ware of his release. He hits the open market— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 11, 2014
The team announced the move as well.
“A decision like this, involving a man who is a cornerstone player in the history of your franchise, is extremely difficult,” said owner/general manager Jerry Jones in a statement.
The Cowboys, who had an absolutely awful defense in 2013, will now lose their best player heading into 2014.
They will pick up $7.4 million in cap space as a result of the move but also now stare down more than $8 million in dead money as a result.
Ware's definitely older and slowing down a little bit, but he's going to find work quickly. He can land with a contender who will give him playing time in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defense. And he'll sack the quarterback.
The Cowboys better hope he doesn't land in the NFC East.