Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sacks mean little to DeMarcus Ware
By Todd Archer
PHILADELPHIA -- DeMarcus Ware had a career-high four sacks Sunday at Philadelphia, but in a 34-7 disaster the outside linebacker was hardly happy.
“It really doesn’t matter,” Ware said. “We were able to get some pressure on [Michael Vick] but we’ve got to go back this week, watch the film, correct the things we need to correct and get better. We can’t harp on how things went this week. You’ve got to get better and it’s just one game.”
Ware became the first Cowboy with four sacks in a game since Charles Haley had four against Pittsburgh on Sept. 4, 1994. Bob Lilly and Jim Jeffcoat hold the team mark with five in a game. Lilly’s came on Nov. 20, 1966 against Pittsburgh before sacks became an official NFL stat. Jeffcoat’s came at Washington on Nov. 10, 1985.
Ware entered the game with only a half sack against Vick. It was the eighth time he has had at least three sacks in a game and the first since last year’s season finale against the Eagles. It was the fifth straight road game in which Ware has had at least two sacks.
With 12 sacks on the season, Ware trails Minnesota’s Jared Allen by a half sack for the NFL lead.