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Spears: Better Secondary Could Lead To Sack Record For Ware

DeMarcus Ware was just three sacks short of Michael Strahan's single-season sack record in 2011



    Even in a defense that struggled mightily at times, DeMarcus Ware had an incredible season in 2011. This is no surprise, of course. Having incredible seasons is just kind of what Ware does. But at least one of his Cowboys’ teammates believes the team’s revamped secondary could give Ware the backup he needs to make a run at league history.

    Speaking to reporters at the Josh Howard celebrity basketball game this weekend, defensive end Marcus Spears said that the addition of cornerbacks Brandon Carr (in free agency) and Morris Claiborne (in the first round of April’s draft) could provide an instant and dramatic upgrade for the defense.

    With the addition of such weapons in the secondary, Spears believes, Ware suddenly has an even better shot at breaking the single-season sack record.

    “I think he’s the best defensive player in the league, and I think he’s going to play at a high level for a long time,” Spears said of Ware, per the Dallas Morning News. “He could possibly break that record this season especially with the new guys in the back covering. He might have a little bit more time to get to the quarterback. I would love to see it happen because if anybody deserves it he does.”

    It’s not as though Ware hasn’t approached Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5 sacks before. He came up just three short of tying Strahan last year, with 19.5. In 2008, he got to the quarterback 20 times. And there seems a good chance that Ware will be playing in front of the best secondary the Cowboys have had in some time.

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