With one veteran pass rusher having a large cap number signing on Monday a new cap-less-unfriendly contract, another veteran pass rusher with a large cap number slides a little more sharply into focus.

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware has a $16 million cap number in 2014, and he’s due to pocket $26 million in total base salary over the next two years.

Ware said last week there have been no talks on a reduced or restructured deal. Per a league source, there have still be no talks — and it would be regarded as a surprise if the Cowboys were to squeeze Ware into taking less.

There’s a good chance Ware would decline, forcing the Cowboys to decide whether to cut him. Ware has been playing through a variety of ailments in recent years, from elbow to shoulder to quadriceps to neck.