Well, we can all say goodbye to a Cowboys legend. DeMarcus Ware was officially released on Tuesday afternoon. Apparently the two sides could not come to an agreement for the future Hall-Of-Famer to return. This really is fantastic news! I have been hoping that this would happen for about 6 months, but never in my wildest dreams did I think that it actually would.
People will argue that Ware will be hard to replace, that my friends is rubbish! His recent production will not be hard to replace at all and the financial advantage to cutting him is great. This was the perfect time to replace him, and guess what Jason Witten, Brandon Carr and a few others? The good ‘ol days are gone! You want a big contract? Well then you had better keep earning it, or else.
We have all seen Ware disappear at crucial junctures in games and seasons for too long now. He was a great player, but there has been a long over-due message to some of the core players on this team. That message was served on Tuesday. I assure you some of these over-paid veterans will use this as a reminder that they need to show results and Miles Austin has probably already sold his house.
For far too long Jerry has been overly loyal and it has hurt this team a lot. Now some other team can over-pay for Ware’s services. DeMarcus Ware can, and will be replaced. I would, however like to take this moment to thank him for his years of service. He has been one of my favorite Cowboys in recent memory, I just wish he’d had a bit of a mean-streak is all. Best of luck to ya Mr. Ware!
The Cowboys would be much better served picking up a Safety in the first round of this years draft. It is pretty clear that the d-line depth on the team is non-existent, but the draft is very deep in d-linemen. That is not the case with the Safety position, there is a huge drop-off after the first three Safeties come off of the board. Dallas has been plagued by poor play on the back-end for years, it is time that they do something about it. If Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Calvin Pryor are there at 16, the Cowboys have to pounce.