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Dallas Cowboys release all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware

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All-Pro defensive end DeMarcus Ware will be a free agent. According to CBS Sports on March 11, the Dallas Cowboys have released their all-time sack leader.

Ware was the biggest question this off-season for the Cowboys mainly because of his high salary and decrease in production on the field. At 31, Ware was scheduled to count $16 million against the salary cap in 2014. In a news release, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones stated how difficult it was deciding to part ways with a player like Ware.

“A decision like this, involving a man who is a cornerstone player in the history of your franchise, is extremely difficult. After meeting this afternoon, DeMarcus and I agreed on an understanding that would allow him to explore the options he will have for the 2014 season and beyond.”

In his career with the Dallas Cowboys, Ware recorded 117 sacks, which made him the all-time sack leader. Ware was an outside linebacker his first eight seasons in the league. Now, at the age of 31, Ware would be better suited as a situational pass rusher and would be a good fit for a time like the Denver Broncos or New England Patriots. Both possibilities would also give Ware a shot at winning a Super Bowl.

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