Cowboys' defense shows its mettle

After getting hammered last week, Dallas keeps Tampa Bay under pressure

Updated: September 24, 2012, 11:38 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Near the end of the fourth quarter, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware got down in a catcher's stance and slammed both fists to the ground.

His strip sack of Josh Freeman fired up a crowd of more than 80,000 at Cowboys Stadium and sent the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and the rest of the Bucs' offense staggering off the field.

It was the whipped cream to the Dallas Cowboys' 16-10 victory Sunday.

Dez Bryant's 44-yard punt return was the cherry, ...

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