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Ware, Cowboys Haven't Discussed Contract Status

Ware has said he's willing to restructure his deal, but not take a pay cut



    Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware says he hasn’t discussed his contract, and his future with the team, as of yet.

    Coming off the worst statistical season of his career--Ware missed three games with a quad issue and finished with career lows in tackles (40) and sacks (6)--Ware has said he would be open to restructuring his deal to help the team get under the cap. However, as Ware clarified shortly thereafter, he is not so open to taking a pay cut.

    As if his future in Dallas wasn’t cloudy enough, Ware announced on Wednesday that he’ll undergo arthroscopic elbow surgery to clean up some wayward bone chips. It’ll be his second offseason surgery in as many years.

    I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Ware said, per ESPN Dallas. “I’m going to let the guys run the numbers and handle that. My mentality is that I’m going to do what I need to do to try to help the team out the best I can where they’re going to win and I want to win.

    “We need guys here to be on the team for next season to help me out, to help us out, so sometimes you can’t think about a whole bunch of money and then not have anybody there. You need somebody there by your side, a defensive tackle, a defensive end, a wide receiver. You need to figure it out because the time is now. We need to win. That’s what I get out of playing. I play hurt, bruised up. Some guys don’t play, but I still get out there and play because I don’t care about anything else.”

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