ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones talks with linebacker DeMarcus Ware #94 prior to the Cowboys taking the field against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Per Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com, the six-year extension is in the neighborhood of $13 million a year, with almost $40 million guaranteed. A 4:30 CST press conference has been scheduled for Monday afternoon at Valley Ranch, at which the deal will be announced.
The news of this agreement has likely induced many a sigh of relief for Cowboys fans, who have seen close to a year of disagreement between the team and Ware's agent, Pat Dye. During training camp, Dye met with the Dallas brass, saying afterward that progress had been made, but that they were still a ways off from an agreement.
Ware is three-time Pro Bowler and a two-time first team All-Pro selection. After leading the NFL in sacks last season with 20, he was shut out for the first four games of 2009, before recording four sacks over the team's last two contests, against Kansas City and Atlanta respectively.
The deal, pending league approval, will keep Ware in Dallas through 2015.