Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) tackles Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Potential New York Jets' Free Agents: Demarcus Ware

Nobody wants to talk about the team looking at defensive linemen, as the Jets are quite strong at that position. Conversely, they are weak at many other positions, so most Jets fans won’t be happy if ANOTHER defensive lineman in brought in.

However, when you have a chance to bring in a player like this one, you make an exception.

It’s looking more and more like Demarcus Ware is going to hit the open market as a salary cap casualty. The latest news reports are indicating that they haven’t even been talking contract, Ware and the Cowboys.

So, should the Jets bring this guy in?

Here are his stats:

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
2005 23 DAL ROLB 94 16 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 47 11 8
2006* 24 DAL ROLB 94 16 16 11.5 1 41 1 41 6 5 0 1 69 1 59 15 11
2007*+ 25 DAL RLB 94 16 16 14.0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 60 24 14
2008*+ 26 DAL RLB 94 16 16 20.0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 69 15 15
2009*+ 27 DAL ROLB 94 16 15 11.0 0 0 0 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 45 12 15
2010* 28 DAL ROLB 94 16 16 15.5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 22 1 56 10 11
2011*+ 29 DAL LB 94 16 16 19.5 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 48 10 15
2012* 30 DAL JLB 94 16 16 11.5 5 0 1 0 0 33 23 11
2013 31 DAL RDE 94 13 13 6.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 28 12 5
Career 141 140 117.0 2 41 1 41 24 32 0 7 91 2 445 132 105

The sacks average out to 13 per season. He has been a Pro Bowl member in seven of his seasons, and been first team All-Pro in seasons. This player is no joke.

Ware is a veteran, but one that is only 31 years old. He’s not too old to lend his experience, and provide quality play as well. Likely, you could credit Ware’s fall off in play in 2013 to the switch in schemes from 4-3 to 3-4. The Jets mix the fronts up a lot, so Ware would feel more comfortable.

In choosing a team, Demarcus would want to give the Jets a strong look as well, thanks to the strength of the defensive line. Playing alongside Damon Harrison, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Sheldon Richardson would give Ware a lot of opportunities to compete one-on-one with an offensive lineman. The opportunities to get to the passer would be extensive.

He may be too expensive, but John Idzik and company would have to take a look. If Demarcus Ware hits the open market, imagine this guy on our defensive line. Talk about dominance.

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