DeMarcus Ware has been one of the most popular players in Dallas for the past nine seasons, but in an effort to save money the Cowboys have released their all-time leader in sacks. Ware is now a free-agent.

According to ESPN:

Ware put up 117 sacks in nine seasons with the Cowboys, earning Pro Bowl honors every year from 2006 to 2012, but he had a career-low six sacks in 2013 and missed the first three games with a quadriceps strain. Ware, who turns 32 in July, was set to count $16.003 million against the cap with a $12.25 million base salary.

"A decision like this, involving a man who is a cornerstone player in the history of your franchise, is extremely difficult," said Jerry Jones, the Cowboys' owner and general manager."

Ware was drafted with the 11th overall selection by the Cowboys in 2005, and he's earned All-Pro honors six times. Read the full story from ESPN, here.