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Former Dallas Cowboys sack leader DeMarcus Ware signs with Denver Broncos

NFL free agency: Denver Broncos sign DeMarcus Ware
NFL free agency: Denver Broncos sign DeMarcus Ware
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Less than 24 hours after the Dallas waived their all-time sack leader DeMarcus Ware to free up over $7 million in salary cap space, he found a new home. ESPN reported on March 12 that the Broncos signed Ware to a three-year $30 million deal with $20 million guaranteed.

Ware's biggest problem in Dallas was that he kept helping the team free up money by renegotiating his contract and pushing money off to the later years of his deal. That meant that Dallas owed him almost $13 million this season. Denver will actually pay Ware $250,000 more than the Cowboys would have this year.

With Ware's injuries over the last two seasons diminishing his numbers, that was not money worth the expense. That money total wasn't Ware's fault, and he only missed two games in his entire career to injury, but that is how the NFL is ran now.

Now, he comes to Denver to try to fix their one biggest deficiency in 2013. They went to the Super Bowl with the best offense in NFL history but their defense was their downfall. This offseason, the Broncos have now signed defensive end DeMarcus Ware, cornerback Aqib Talib and safety T.J. Ward.

With those additions, Denver might be the odds-on-favorite to return to the Super Bowl next season and might have the added pieces to compete with the NFC this time around. DeMarcus Ware had 117 sacks in nine seasons with Dallas and six straight Pro Bowl appearances.