Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher posted a sack in each of the Cowboys first three games and, as they’ve been known to do, teams around the league were quick to take notice.
In the losses to the Chargers and the Broncos, Hatcher has been shut out of the sack category, thanks in part to the attention being paid him after his hot start.
“You know, teams did a good job of scheming us, double-teaming us, chipping us, stuff like that. But it’s no excuse,” Hatcher said, per ESPN Dallas. “I’m not making excuses at all. We got to go out there and get it done. We got to go out there and pressure the quarterback. I got to find a way to split the double team when they do it. I got to go out and affect the quarterback. That’s what they pay us to do. That’s what I got to do.”
Of course, Hatcher wasn’t alone in his inability to get to Peyton Manning last week. No one did. Aside from defensive end George Selvie, no one got to the Chargers’ Philip Rivers the week before.
“Yeah, it’s getting kind of frustrating,” Hatcher said. “It’s tough when guys kind of find out who you are, what you can do. You get more double teams. But I got to find a way to put myself in a better situation so I can create one-on-ones and go out there and win them and get to the quarterback.”
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