The already banged up Dallas Cowboys defensive line suffered another hit on Sunday night, as defensive end DeMarcus Ware left in the second quarter with a strained quad.
This left defensive tackle Jason Hatcher as the only player on the defensive front with any kind of name recognition whatsoever, for casual fans. Hatcher finished with two sacks, while working side-by-side with the likes of George Selvie, Kyle Wilber, Nick Hayden, Caesar Rayford, Edgar Jones and Drake Nevis. Of this group, Wilber’s the only one that was drafted by Dallas.
These are not famous guys, but then again, that’s not really the point. As owner and general manager Jerry Jones pointed out after Sunday’s 31-16 win, this group of unheard-of’s showed that, big names or not, they can get the job done.
“Those no-name guys are making plays,” Jones said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And the big thing they’re doing is they’re continuing to press and give high energy. I think they were in there 77 plays, and that’s a lot of rushes for a defensive lineman without any more depth than we had out there. So if they’ll play like that and play with that kind of will, then yes, we can win a lot of games playing like that.”
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