Cowboys release all-time sack leader, DE DeMarcus Ware

DeMarcus Ware's 117 career sacks are the most in Cowboys' history and he was a perennial Pro Bowler.

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On Tuesday, the Cowboys released the team’s all-time sack leader, ending the DeMarcus Ware era in Dallas.

Sources say both parties worked through the weekend in search of a compromise that would cut Ware’s $16-million cap impact in half. But the only real progress from those talks came in the form of Ware’s side leaking to the media the concept of an artificial deadline of 3 p.m. Tuesday –€“ the beginning of the NFL year.