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DeMarcus Ware: “We’re Getting Close”

[Editor’s note: As mentioned in the update at the bottom of the story, this isn’t Ware’s actual Twitter account.] Dallas Cowboys All-Pro outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware didn’t specify the precise numbers, but indicated that a long-term contract extension is on the horizon. In an exchange with fans on his Twitter account tonight, the Cowboys’ star pass rusher disclosed that a deal could happen soon. “Yeah, we are getting close,” Ware wrote. “Looking to stay with the ‘Boys for a long time to come.” In an earlier Tweet today, Ware joked about the potential maximum value of the contract, saying it will be around $94 million before quickly saying he was kidding about that figure. Of course, No. 94 is Ware’s jersey number. Presumably, though, a Ware contract extension would eclipse Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro outside linebacker James Harrison’s blockbuster deal. Harrison recently signed a six-year, $51.75 million contract extension. Ware, though, is 26 years old, five years younger than Harrison. Ware registered a league-high 20 sacks, six forced fumbles and 84 tackles last season for the Cowboys in his fourth NFL season. Last month, Ware told Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News that he isn’t concerned with the pace of negotiations. “I’m not frustrated because at the end of the day I know I can play,” Ware said. “Like I say, I’m a Ferrari. The only thing I do is appreciate. It’s on them to get it done.” Ware added that his deal should fall somewhere in between Harrison’s numbers and the $41 million in guaranteed money that went to Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth in his $100 million maximum value contract. For his career, Ware has recorded 297 tackles and 53 1/2 sacks since being drafted in the first round. UPDATE: Apparently, this isn’t Ware’s legitimate Twitter account.