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Sunday, November 16, 2008
Timely sacks by Ware

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

LANDOVER, Md. -- Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware has been accused of piling up some empty sack totals this season, but his two tonight have been crucial. With 9:37 left in the first half, the Redskins had third-and-11 at the Cowboys' 41-yard line. Ware broke through and sacked Campbell for a 10-yard loss.

And with the Redskins driving in the third quarter, Ware picked up another sack for an 8-yard loss. That meant that Shaun Suisham had to attempt a 45-yarder instead of a 37-yard field goal. Suisham left it short, and the Redskins weren't able to increase their 10-7 lead.

By the way, owner Jerry Jones said before the game that he expected a big game from outside linebacker Anthony Spencer. So far, though, Spencer hasn't accomplished much. The Cowboys are in this game because Terence Newman, Jay Ratliff and Ware have all played excellent games. In fact, the entire defense has been pretty solid.