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DMN: Sherrington: Not time to get sentimental with DeMarcus Ware; instead, time to let go

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Sherrington: Not time to get sentimental with DeMarcus Ware; instead, time to let go
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    ksherrington@dallasnews.com
    Published: 08 March 2014 02:37 PM

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    Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) celebrates after Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) recovered a fumble from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) during the second half of play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on December 29, 2013. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 to advance to the playoffs.

    If he hasn’t already, you couldn’t really blame DeMarcus Ware when his general manager asks him to take a pay cut and he says, “You first.”

    Ware has been a little off his Hall of Fame pace the last two years, but it sure beats the standard set by Jerry Jones the last couple of decades.

    Ware reportedly wouldn’t reject any proposal out of hand, but let’s face it: He’s not Doug Free. He won’t take a significant pay cut. Not only does he possess considerable pride, but he also would generate the same level of interest from suitors eager to provide him the chance to bounce back. And the Cowboys should afford one of them the opportunity.

    As great as Ware has been — and as good as he may yet be — now’s not the time to get sentimental.

    Time to let go.

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/co...with-demarcus-ware-instead-time-to-let-go.ece


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  2. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    No story complete without a jab at Jerry at the beginning AND end. :rolleyes:
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  3. popp1234

    popp1234 You will never outwork me, you talented bum! Zone Supporter

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    "It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business."

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  4. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Will they or won't they....we may have to wait until June 2nd to find out....
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  5. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    Smart decision is to cut Ware.

    I know he's got some gas left in the tank. But we can't afford a long term investment for what will likely be a short term return
  6. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    keeping Ware will be like running out of gas in west Texas. get your can outa the truck and start walkin.
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  7. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    I wish they would get both Ware and Austin situation done. Cut them, keep them, restructure them.
    Of course that will open up all kinds of new media crap was it the right or wrong move. Not to mention the threads here too. But at least it will be something new and real. Not speculation or conjecture.
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  8. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    It is definitely time to move on from Ware. I doubt it happens this off season though.
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  9. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    It's past time to let him go.
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  10. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Some of the worst decisions are often those made in a state of emotional involvement. Competitive business demands objective thinking. This is where teams like the Patriots have produced such an advantage over the competition. We should learn from that. DeMarcus has been an invaluable part of this franchise for many years. Things change. It's time for objective thinking to prevail. Jerry has long been known to let his inclination to be a fan influence his business decisions. Let's hope, he'll overcome that now.
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  11. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Depends on what we do with his money. If we turn around and give it to Hatcher and Spencer, what is the difference?
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  12. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure there is a reasonable amount of money that would be worth keeping him on the team based on a performance to cap hit ratio.
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  13. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    This is true. I would rather keep Ware at his price tag, then to bring back a player from a micro-fracture injury, and a player who had a contract year, and shouldn't be given a big contract at his age. Then in a few years, same situation. Older player, big contract, what do you do.
    At least in Ware, if he overcomes the injury bug, he still can be productive. But still need to draft a DE as his eventual replacement.
  14. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Paying age is paying age.

    If the intent to cut Ware is to fund getting younger on the DL, fine with me.

    If it is to bankroll one year wonders and one legged players, that is asinine. Sorry.
  15. skinsscalper

    skinsscalper Well-Known Member

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    This is the crux of the whole Ware ordeal. Had this team started drafting for Ware's replacement a couple of years ago this whole scenario would seem a whole lot less dire. Jones needs to start drafting to build depth BEFORE we need to replace these players, not WHEN we need to replace these players. That's why it wouldn't bother me if we took Martin in the 1st or Mosely. He'll be making the same mistake with Romo if no attention is paid to the QB position.
  16. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    Lets say we do cut him and he goes somewhere like, Balty or even Seattle and becomes the DPOY.

    Will you be upset? Or happy for him and happy we unloaded that contract?
  17. jwitten82

    jwitten82 Active Member

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    Id still be happy. Ware doesnt have many years left and we re pretty much in rebuilding mode on defense, so he wont be having that type of season in Dallas.
  18. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    It doesn't take 2-3 of grooming for DEs. They can come right in and contribute. Ware didn't need replacing 2-3 years ago.
  19. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    This!
  20. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    They did try, not the Cowboy's fault that the guy tore his ankle up and could not play last season.

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