New Broncos’ defensive end DeMarcus Ware expressed gratitude to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on his way out of Dallas--Jones was his boss for nine years here--but apparently, the seven-time Pro Bowler was a little miffed by Jerry’s openness with the press concerning his age and sagging production.
“Mr. Jones apologized for sharing some of his internal thoughts about the age, the injuries, the production and all that, relative to what DeMarcus was going to make,” Ware’s agent Pat Dye told 105.3-FM The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “He didn’t deny those were his feelings, but he said ‘I should have communicated those to you directly before ever saying anything to the media about that.’
“DeMarcus was disappointed he had to read that and hear it for the first time through the media, but DeMarcus understands this is a business. He got past that pretty quickly.”
According to Dye’s version of events, Ware was actually willing to take a pay-cut--just not as big of a pay-cut as the Cowboys would’ve wanted.
“Certainly we recognize that DeMarcus will be 32 in July and he’s had some injuries and his production was down last year,” Dye said. “For those reasons, we were willing to entertain a reduction. But I just don’t think it was going to be to the level that maybe the Cowboys could afford.”
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