As recently as a few weeks ago, the idea that outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was having a down year was a popular one; but with a monster performance in the Dallas Cowboys’ season finale with the Eagles in Philadelphia on Sunday, Ware finished the 2010 season with 15.5 sacks, his second greatest single-season total, and the most in the NFL.
It is the second time in his career that Ware has led the league in sacks, the first time being his 2008 campaign, in which he recorded 20.5.
Lined up against the Eagles’ undrafted rookie left tackle Austin Howard for most of the game on Sunday, Ware posted three sacks in the team’s season finale, tying his single-game high for the seventh time.
Ware also scored his third career touchdown on Sunday, after recovering Kevin Kolb’s Anthony Spencer-induced fumble and returning it 17 yards for the team’s first touchdown on the day.
2010 marks the sixth straight season in which Ware has owned, or shared the team lead in sacks, the longest such streak in franchise history.
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