1. DeMarcus Ware

In a decade of inconsistencies for the Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware has been consistently outstanding as one of the most dynamic defenders in the league. He led the NFL with 20 sacks in 2008, a season in which he had a QB takedown in all but two games. The three-time Pro Bowler, drafted No. 11 out of Troy in 2005, fits perfectly in the 3-4 defense and has had four straight seasons of 10 or more sacks. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)