DeMarcus Ware recently told ESPN Dallas' Calvin Watkins that he doesn't expect the team that drafted him to show him the door this offseason.
Ware currently counts for $12.25 million against the 2014 cap and the harsh reality is that Dallas could very well choose to cut him. He recorded a career lows in sacks and tackles recorded in his first year as a defensive end.
It was clear throughout last season that Ware was not fully comfortable in Monte Kiffin's 4-3 scheme. He was far less effective in the pass rush and didn't exactly stuff running backs all that much either. Ware will turn 32 this July.
There is no question that Ware is a borderline Hall of Fame candidate and been the face of the Dallas defense for years now. The only way Dallas can cut costs with the veteran besides releasing him would be to restructure his contract.
Ware has stated that he is open to restructuring his deal to help the team. Doing so would move some of the money owed to Ware to later years in his seven-year deal he signed back in 2009.
It would be wise of the Cowboys to keep Ware in the fold for another season and see how he does in Kiffin's system with a year under his belt. He has been too productive in previous seasons to just flat out cut after one bad year.
While it wouldn't be terribly surprising to see Jerry Jones and co. cut Ware, restructuring would be the smartest move.