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Report: DeMarcus Ware Considers Rushing Back To Cowboys

As prepare to see one iconic player leave the team this , perhaps another might return. It was reported today by Clarence Hill that , the Cowboys' all-time sack leader, is considering a return to Dallas.

Ware has spent the last three years with the since Dallas made him a casualty after the 2013 season. As many Cowboys fans hoped for, DeMarcus finally got a ring during his Broncos tenure.

DeMarcus Ware
DeMarcus Ware had two to help the Denver Broncos win .

It hasn't all been pleasant for Ware in Denver, though. He has missed 15 regular-season games over the last three years with various . Health issues, plus the fact he turns 35 this July, are major red flags for any team looking at Ware in .

That said, DeMarcus still had 21.5 sacks during the last three seasons. Even the four sacks he had last year, in just eight games, is better average production than any Cowboys in 2016. led the team with six sacks in 13 games played.

There would be legitimate concern about DeMarcus Ware's ability to contribute in Dallas given the lack of supporting talent. He was part of arguably the league's best in Denver, enjoying decreased attention thanks to guys like and Derek Wolfe. At this age and stage, could Ware really provide the kind of catalytic spark that the Cowboys' sorely needs?

It's also worth nothing that Ware has always been better playing in 3-4 schemes, be it in Dallas or Denver, than the . He had just six sacks in 2013, the year after Dallas fired Rob Ryan and brought in . DeMarcus did play hurt much of that season, though.

DeMarcus Ware
DeMarcus Ware

With the Cowboys currently having just over $3 million in cap space, money is going to be a huge factor in any free agent deal. The minimum salary for a 13-year veteran is an even $1 million. Dallas can't afford to pay Ware much more than that to return.

Having made plenty of money over his career, DeMarcus will hopefully have other priorities as he looks for his next team. The chance to have a Dallas homecoming and contend for a Super Bowl work very well in the Cowboys' favor. Will they be enough to entice Ware?

The real question, though, is if 35-year-old DeMarcus Ware will really do much to improve the Cowboys . His return would be a wonderful story, but with what result?

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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