As I described above he doesn't need to take a major pay cut or even a pay cut at all to save us maximum dollars. The only reason to cut Ware this year is for FUTURE cap. Cheaper to keep her... so to speak. And I am trying to describe why the FUTURE cap is really just as bad using other methods to free up space. I'd prefer to extend Ware 1 year and have him agree to a minimal pay cut with additional guaranteed money to make it feasible. Lock Ware in at a princely sum with 3rd down pass rush duties at a minimum for 2 seasons. I'd still draft a DE if I could because seldom do guys walk in as studs day 1. Options: Restructure Ware as is and save 8.5M. --but have same predicament next year. Cut now save 7.5M --but have only Selvie as returning DE. Extend Ware now and save ~10M. --and you could lock in lower rate for 1015 as well a la Doug Free. Cut him June 2nd and save 13.3M with large dead money in 2015. --but have no room from him til June 2nd and have an open DE spot. IF Dallas has max cap dollars right now cutting Ware now makes most sense. BUT sense you are extending Carr, Lee, Witten and others who are questionable going forward it is far more challenging.