IRVING, Texas — With a sack Sunday at Philadelphia, DeMarcus Ware will join four Hall of Famers to have at least seven straight seasons with double-digit sacks in their careers.
Reggie White had nine straight seasons with at least 10 sacks from 1985 to ’93 with Philadelphia and Green Bay. John Randle had eight straight and Lawrence Taylor and Bruce Smith had seven straight. Since 2006, Ware has had 11.5-, 14-, 20-, 11-, 15.5- and 19.5-sack seasons.
Ware is tied for second in the NFL with nine sacks, while the rest of the Cowboys’ defense has seven.
The good news for both is that they are facing Michael Vick, who has been sacked 27 times thanks to a remade and porous offensive line.
Ware has sacked Vick 6.5 times in his career with six coming last year, including a four-sack effort at Philadelphia.
“I feel like as a quarterback if you get hit a certain amount of times, it does rattle you in the pocket and sometimes you start watching when those guys are coming and it will make you make some indecisive decisions,” Ware said. “So you always as a pass-rusher going into the game, you got to get hits on the quarterback. You might not sack him, but you have to get pressure and get those big hits to make him to start looking out for you.”