In the third quarter of Sunday’s 23-20 victory over the Browns here in Dallas, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware quietly made some history.
Ware combined with Jason Hatcher to sack Cleveland’s Brandon Weeden in the third quarter of the victory, which gives Ware at least a partial sack in each of the Cowboys’ last eight games. Beyond that, the half-sack gave Ware ten for the year--his seventh consecutive year with 10 or more sacks.
Only five players in league history have done this, and the four who came before Ware--Reggie White (10), John Randle (8), Lawrence Taylor (7) and Bruce Smith (7)--are all in the Hall of Fame.
“The thing is it’s all about being consistent every year and when you get mentioned with those names, those names are premier pass-rushers that no matter what type of pass-rush role you’ve got or what you do you’re going to look up to those guys,” Ware said, per the Dallas Morning News. “To have the opportunity to even be in the midst of those guys, I’m really big on tradition with the Dallas Cowboys and history and legacy, and just being part of that [is] a big thing for me.”
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