Jerry Jones signing DeMarcus Ware to a 6-year, $78 million contract is probably going to pay off in the long room. Ware is a good person, a great player and - barring something terribly unforeseen - a decent bargain.
One thing Jerry's proven over his tenure is that he isn't afraid to overpay - for anything from players to stadiums.
But it got me to thinking: Other than the two knuckleheads that inexplicably handed me paying gigs, what are the worst deals ever done in this area?
Dallas Cowboys - Roy Williams
5 years, $45 million
In a full calendar year the receiver has questioned his role, dropped passes and produced two - count 'em two - touchdowns.
Texas Rangers - Chan Ho Park
5 years, $65 million.
A record in Arlington of 22-23, an ERA of 6.36 and exactly 0 warm-n-fuzzy moments.
Dallas Mavericks - Erick Dampier
7 years, $73 million
I don't have a calculator capable of assessing dollars-for-drops, but venturing to guess he's fumbled more passes than he's recorded double-doubles. Perhaps you'd consider Shawn Bradley's 7-year, $40 million extension a waste of cash? Yeah, me too.
Dallas Stars - Sean Avery
4 years, $15 million
Thanks to alienating an entire locker room and referring to Elisha Cuthbert as sloppy seconds, we never even got to maximize our hatred.
Am I missing someone?
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