Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware isn't guaranteed a roster spot next season, according to owner Jerry Jones.
That's because of Ware's $16 million salary-cap figure.
The Cowboys have salary-cap issues, so Ware will need to restructure to stay.
“There’s no question when you are where we are on the cap, even though we’ve had some new cap space added, and you have a defensive player that’s your highest paid defensive player, and he hasn’t been on the field much the last two years, that has to be considered,” Jones told ESPN. “You can’t have it all.”
Jones offered an analogy when asked why he drove Ford Bronco after getting off his persronal airplane.
Jones said: “Well, in order to have a plane, you have to drive a five-year-old Bronco. You can’t have it all. We’ve got those kinds of decisions to make, which is a part of what makes it so exciting in the NFL.”
Ware had a career-low six sacks and 40 tackles last season, dealing with injuries.
“He’s had a tough time getting on the practice field because of various injuries,” Jones said. “All of that we have to weigh with how much of that has impacted him for the future as well as where he is in his career and with his age.
“Those are the ingredients in the stew. Now we’ve got to stir it up and see where we’re going. It will be a very difficult call for us because of how much salary cap he uses.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun