Monday, September 30, 2013
Ware: Need to step up pressure on QBs
By Todd Archer
SAN DIEGO – From the day DeMarcus Ware arrived with the Dallas Cowboys, he has seen special attention from offenses.
Sunday was no different.
No matter if Ware was over left tackle Mike Harris or rookie right tackle D.J. Fluker, the San Diego Chargers made sure they knew where Ware was. The end result was zero sacks for Ware, who had recorded four sacks in his previous two games.
“I don’t care about getting doubled,” Ware said. “Sometimes I got singled and I should’ve won. It’s not really about a double-team or getting singled. We have to be effective, and I know going back how teams are going to attack us. They’re going to do the same things. We have to attack them when it comes.”
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers shredded the Cowboys for 401 passing yards, but he was selective in his shots down the field. Most of his throws were short and underneath the coverage, making Ware – and the rest of the pass rush – ineffective.
The next quarterback the Cowboys will face is Denver’s Peyton Manning, and Ware will see a replacement left tackle, Chris Clark, who is taking over for the injured Ryan Clady.
“At the end of the day, if you don’t get pressure on the quarterback, they’re going to kill you,” Ware said. “And you can see that from this week.”