DeMarcus Ware hasn’t brought down the quarterback in the past two games. He already has ten on the year, and earlier this season, became just the fifth player in NFL history to post double-digit sack totals in seven or more consecutive seasons. However, the two-game drought is strange, because it hasn’t happened to the Cowboys’ best pass rusher since 2010.
That said, Ware isn’t worried about it.
"You know what? A sack is just a statistic," Ware said on Wednesday, per ESPN Dallas. "When you’re out there hitting the quarterback, getting pressure on him, getting interceptions, out there getting turnovers, that’s what it’s about. I haven’t been getting sacks the last two or three games. But I’ve been hitting the quarterback and getting pressure on him. But I’ve got to step it up this week, get those plays, make those big plays this week to win the game."
Dallas will have their hands full on Sunday, as the Bengals--perhaps the best pass rush in football--come to town. Ware made clear on Wednesday that he doesn’t much appreciate watching the opposition get to HIS quarterback.
"I take it personal when the opposing defense gets any sacks because I feel like those should be ours," Ware said of the Bengals. "So when the opposing defense goes out there and gets a sack, it’s like, ‘Hey, guys, it’s time for us to do the same thing. They’re doing it to us. Let us do what they’re doing to us.’ One main thing we’re talking about sacks, we’re talking about getting pressure. We’ve got to do that this week."
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