By Scooby Axson
March 04, 2014

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware has 117 career sacks in nine NFL seasons. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware has 117 career sacks in nine NFL seasons. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

The Dallas Cowboys have reached out to defensive end DeMarcus Ware saying that they "definitely" want to keep him, but not at his current salary, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Ware's salary cap number this season is $16 million and the Cowboys need to get below the league-mandated $133 million salary cap by next Tuesday. He is scheduled to make $12.25 million in base salary next season.

The Cowboys could also release the seven-time Pro Bowler to create more salary cap space.

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