Three-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Cowboys have finally agreed on a contract extension, a six-year deal through the 2015 season.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he shook hands with Ware before
the Cowboys' 37-21 victory over Atlanta, agreeing to the deal. The
paperwork was finalized late Monday and the extension announced.
Ware, who was in the final season of the contract he signed
after being the 11th overall pick in the 2005 draft, has 57½ sacks
in his 70 regular-season games.
There was no immediate confirmation from the team about
financial terms, though a report on the Cowboys' Web site said
Ware's deal was for $78 million, an average of $16 million with $40
million guaranteed. Several other media outlets also reported the
$40 million guarantee.