DeMarcus Ware
Outside Linebacker
Drafted: Round 1 (#11 overall), 2005
Experience: 12 Years
College: Troy
Contract: 3 yr(s)
$30,000,000
Signing Bonus $5,000,000 AAV$10,000,000 G'teed:$20,000,000 Free Agent:2017 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2014 Contract details by year 32 $3,000,000 $1,666,666 $5,000,000 - - $9,666,666 $16,500,000
2015 Contract details by year 33 $7,000,000 $1,666,666 - - - $8,666,666 $10,333,334
2016 Contract details by year 34 $4,000,000 $1,666,668 $343,750 - $2,000,000 $8,010,418 $5,666,668
Contract Notes:
  • $16.5 initially guaranteed (2014 base + 2014 bonus + signing bonus + $3.5M of 2015 base)
  • Additional $3.5M of 2015 base guarantees on the 5th league day of 2015.
  • 2014 Roster Bonus: $5M
  • 2016 base salary reduced from $7M to $6.5M
  • 2016 Sack Incentives:
    $1.25 million for eight sacks
    $2.5 million for nine
    $3 million for 11
    $3.5 million for 13. 
  • 2016 Per Game Bonus: $31,250 ($500,000 11 LTBE)
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2005 Player Cash Earnings $230,000 - $1,450,000 $1,680,000
2006 Player Cash Earnings $350,000 - - $7,510,000
2007 Player Cash Earnings $730,000 - - $730,000
2008 Player Cash Earnings $725,000 - - $725,000
2009 Player Cash Earnings $6,005,000 $20,000,000 - $26,005,000
2010 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - $7,800,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $685,000 - - $7,700,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $825,000 - - $5,000,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $840,000 - - $6,500,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $13,000,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - $2,343,750 $6,343,750
12 seasons $32,190,000 $25,000,000 $32,803,750 $89,993,750

Cap Hit

AAV

Cash

  • Mar 12 2016

    Reduced his 2016 compensation from $10M to $6.5M, clearing $3.5M in cap space with Denver (DEN)

  • Sep 25 2015

    Fined $17,363 Roughing the Passer against Alex Smith (KC)

  • Mar 12 2014

    Signed a 3 year $30 million contract with Denver (DEN)

  • Mar 11 2014

    Released by Dallas (DAL)

  • Feb 27 2013

    Restructured 2013 base salary from $5.5 million to $500,000 with Dallas (DAL)

  • Sep 4 2012

    Restructured 2012 salary with Dallas (DAL)

  • Oct 27 2009

    Signed a 7 year $79 million contract with Dallas

  • Jul 30 2005

    Signed a 5 year $3.04 million contract with Dallas (DAL)

  • Apr 23 2005

    Drafted by Dallas (DAL): Round 1 (#11 overall)