After a huge game in a season-ending win against the Eagles, Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is the NFL’s 2010 sack leader.
Ware recorded three sacks today against the Eagles, giving him 15.5 for the season. That puts him in first place in the league, ahead of Kansas City’s Tamba Hali (14.5), Miami’s Cameron Wake (14.0) and Green Bay’s Clay Matthews (13.5).
Ware also led the league in sacks in 2008, with 20.0. He now joins Mark Gastineau in 1983–84, Reggie White in 1987–88, Kevin Greene in 1994 and 1996 and Michael Strahan in 2001 and 2003 as the only players to lead the league in sacks more than once since the NFL started recording individual sacks in 1982.
“As a pass rusher you always want to be No. 1,” Ware said. “Hopefully it ends up that way. That way you know that hard work really paid off.”
Ware, who also scored a touchdown today on a fumble return, has 80.0 sacks in his six-year career.