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DeMarcus Ware finally gets a new contract

It was announced Monday that the Dallas Cowboys and their stud defensive linebacker DeMarcus Ware finally agreed to a contract extension. They signed Ware to a six year extension, keeping the Pro Bowler a Cowboy through 2015. The new contract is worth $78 million dollars with $40 million of that guaranteed.

So, is he worth it? After the big year he had last year, including a league leading 20 sacks you can definitely make the argument that he is. So why didn't they get this deal done during the offseason? There was a lot of talk about it during that time. Why isn't Jerry giving Ware the money he deserves?

This year has been a bit of a let down for Ware, so far. DeMarcus was without a sack until the fifth game of the year. He finally busted through and got 2 sacks in the win against Kansas City. He got two more sacks in their win against Atlanta on Sunday to up his total to 4 sacks in 6 games this year.

With the slow start of the season there was a lot of talk about whether or not Ware was holding back until he gets his new contract. People were beginning to wonder if Ware wasn't playing to his full potential this year because Jerry was slow in paying the guy. Then during the bye week we learned that he has a stress fracture in his left foot and has been playing with this for a couple of games. That might explain the slow start.

Ware has quickly become one of the best defensive players in the league. Since the Cowboys drafted him as the 11th overall pick in 2005, he has recorded 57.5 sacks in 70 games. He has three of the top five sack seasons in Cowboys franchise history and has been named to the Pro Bowl for the last three years.

Here's what Jerry had to say about DeMarcus Ware.

"He's a cornerstone player of this franchise, and will be for a long time to come. He's gone beyond anything we could have imagined when we drafted him."

This deal is good for both Jerry and the Cowboys organization and DeMarcus Ware, as well as all the Cowboy fans out there. Now let's hope that Ware will continue playing like he has been the last two games and justify the new fat contract to any doubters that might be out there.

By: Josh Agnew

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