Cowboys are in Rebuilding Mode

In this Sept. 22, 2013, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

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In this Sept. 22, 2013, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
In this Sept. 22, 2013, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware (94) sacks St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) during the third quarter of an NFL football game, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

As we enter the weekend, the Dallas Cowboys are acting as if they know something we don’t.

Maybe letting go of star defensive end DeMarcus Ware and productive defensive tackle Jason Hatcher in the last 48 hours isn’t an indication of a franchise that doesn’t know what it’s doing.

Maybe the Cowboys have decided it’s time to rebuild with younger talent.

Ware and Hatcher will be 32-years old by Week 1 of the 2014 season. If each had remained with the Cowboys, half of the projected starters along the defensive line would be in their 30s.

Hatcher’s production increased to the point where he had compiled a career-high 11 sacks but was seeking a big-money deal in free agency.

The cap-tight Cowboys weren’t going to do it.

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