Aside from his trademark, ground-slapping, often roar-accompanied sack dance, Cowboys’ outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware rarely shows much emotion. That rule met its exception on Monday night when, after Redskins’ tackle Trent Williams basically tackled Ware to prevent a sack of Rex Grossman in the fourth quarter, Ware let the zebras hear all about it.
Of course, he had a point, as replays would show and ESPN’s announcers would point out--but the no-call remained a no-call.
"Sometimes the animation comes out when people bring it out, and you got to show them that you're not going to get ran over or do the things that you want to do to me," Ware said after the game, per the Dallas Morning News.
Some of Ware’s incredulity after the aformentioned play may have come from the fact that this was not the first time he was held by Williams on Monday. In the first half, Williams got away with what seemed to be a pretty obvious hold as Ware beat him to the inside.
But in the end, Dallas won, and Ware emerged with his fifth sack of the season.
"You have to have that confidence that sooner or later things are going to break down," Ware said. "Sooner or later you're going to get there; sooner or later you're going to make plays. The guys that don't believe in that are the guys that don't play for a long time."
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW Sports on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe to this free service. Read more about it here.