DeMarcus Ware not talking about the sack record

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With 12 sacks in seven games, DeMarcus Ware is on pace to finish the year with an NFL-record 27 sacks this year.

But he’s not going to talk about his chances of topping Michael Strahan’s record of 22.5.

“As a pass-rusher, you’re always aware of what you have but you just don’t talk about it,” Ware told the Dallas Morning News. “You just get out there and keep working. At the end of the season, you just hope that you are where you need to be.”

But while Ware isn’t going to talk up his sack numbers, one person who has noticed is Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who’s preparing to face Ware on Sunday.

“He’s an amazing football player and of course they know it and move him around to do things with him to give him his chance to be effective,” Carroll said. “He’s very much a problem and the kind of guy you have to have a mindfulness throughout the game plan because he can strike you at any time.”

Considering that the Seahawks have allowed a league-high 28 sacks this season, it would be a surprise if Ware doesn’t strike at some time on Sunday.

49 responses to “DeMarcus Ware not talking about the sack record

  1. DeMarcus Ware is a beast! Thank goodness for him or the Cowboys might be right in the thick of the Suck for Luck hunt . . .

    Just sayin.

  2. D ware has been the best pass rusher in the league since 2005… while others have had better year, his consistent performance year after year has been amazing!

    I would like to see him being more vocal and lead the cowboys defense… they are very soft team and they need some leadership…

    i really wonder how bad the secondary would look without ware to rush the passer… they are already one if the worst secondary in pro football…

  3. I hope someone takes that phoney record away from Strahan. He clearly didn’t deserve it and had to have Brett Farve give it to him when he goose-egged out for the day…

  4. This doesn’t have anything to do with the topic but insted the two teams in the photo.

    If by some chance the Colts were to trade Manning and draft Luck the Jets and Cowboys would be perfect fits.

    Look at the tallent the Cowboys have, tons of playmakers on offense and a serious defense, with Ware leading the way. The Jets have a great defense, a good running game, and a lot of swagger.

    Each of the 2 teams are right there if they could just get some play out of the QB.

    Manning on either of the two teams is a super bowl waiting to happen.

  5. Jared Allen is better.

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    Maybe when he had that awesome mullet. Not so much now.

  6. the entire defense will suffer in the absence of sean lee. i would expect wares production to drop as they are forced to be less aggressive to compensate for the terrible brady james and the holycraphowishestillinthisleague keith brooking.

  7. Not ONE TIME in this article do you mention what team this guy plays for.

    Yes, we all know. Yes, you cite the Dallas newspaper. Yes, we can see the photograph.

    All that aside, you’d think you guys have at least the minimal amount of communication skills to include this very basic information.

  8. “He’s very much a problem and the kind of guy you have to have a mindfulness throughout the game plan because he can strike you at any time.”

    Mindfulness? I think Pete has misremembered the English language.

  9. howley1 says:
    Nov 3, 2011 7:31 PM
    Jared Allen is better.

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    Maybe when he had that awesome mullet. Not so much now.
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    Allen’s just as good if not better. Playing with much less DL talent. Ware has Ratliff who gets a fair amount of attention.

  10. As a Cowboy fan who lives in Kansas, u would say Jared Allen is great and the Chiefs are idiots foe trading him for picks that havent panned out. Yet he isn’t in Ware’s league yet. If he could put up numbers I would agree they are equals.

    And yea Allen is having a great year, but not on same pace to beat Strahan’s record either. Consistency is the name of the game in the NFL.

  11. Hey Section,

    You should probably do a google search before you try and sound smart.

    Mindfulness: The trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities.

    Maybe next time though!

  12. Why is Ware giving Sanchez a hug in the photo?
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    Because apparently there’s no other legal way to hit a QB anymore. This is text book…hold the QB with both arms, cradle his head gently, and lay him softly on the ground.

  13. I will say this. Ware is the only guy on this team who’s worth the hype he gets. Rest of all are way overrated (especially Bryant and Romo).

  14. I hope he gets the record. Nothing against Strahan, but Gastineau should still have the record by .5 sacks. Favre looked for Strahan, ran to him and fell down in front of him for the record.

  15. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 3, 2011 6:47 PM

    Why is Ware giving Sanchez a hug in the photo? They’re a cute couple.
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    Because Sanchez just realized in that instant how much he sucks, and broke down. Ware figured why not give the poor little fella a hug while he can still get on an NFL field? It won’t be long before Sanchez is watching football from the sofa like the rest of us.

  16. bobhk says:
    Nov 3, 2011 8:28 PM
    I will say this. Ware is the only guy on this team who’s worth the hype he gets. Rest of all are way overrated (especially Bryant and Romo).

    Couldnt agree more with you. Every week there’s a 15 minute segment on the Cowboys that overshadows any other team in the NFL. They haven’t done anything in the last decade that’s worth talking about (aside from Romo’s weird way of blowing games) yet we hear about them every week as if they were SB contenders. Nothing against the Cowboys or their fans it’s just bs how much they talk about them with little to show for it. Talk about teams like the Bengals, 49ers or Bills. Young upcoming teams who look pretty promising… Oh and please press the mute button on Michael Irving the way they do in around the horn. He’s just loud and annoying!

  17. Allen has 13 sacks this season! I know He’s played one more game! But lets see where Ware is at after this week!

  18. Why are there so many cowboys haters? I don’t remember seeing all the haters when the cowboys won three supbowls in four years! Nobody talked smack about j jones or anybody else. If y’all hate the cowboys so much then why are y’all always commenting on them? Cowboy fan for life!

  19. They haven’t done anything in the last decade that’s worth talking about (aside from Romo’s weird way of blowing games) yet we hear about them every week as if they were SB contenders. Nothing against the Cowboys or their fans it’s just bs how much they talk about them with little to show for it. Talk about teams like the Bengals, 49ers or Bills.

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    Bengals 49ers and Bills? The Bills have yet to make the playoffs this millenium, the Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since before Justin Beiber was born and the 49ers haven’t made the playoffs since they had TO. You gonna gripe about how little the Cowboys have done and pick three teams that have done even less?

  20. “As a Cowboy fan who lives in Kansas, u would say Jared Allen is great and the Chiefs are idiots foe trading him for picks that havent panned out. Yet he isn’t in Ware’s league yet. If he could put up numbers I would agree they are equals.

    And yea Allen is having a great year, but not on same pace to beat Strahan’s record either. Consistency is the name of the game in the NFL”.

    Jared Allen has more career sacks than Ware and that trade got the Chiefs a starting left tackle and one of the best RB’S in the League in Jamall Charles alwhile Allen was on the verge of his 3rd DUI…..Boom Roasted.

  21. Anyone that says Jared Allen is better says so because they’re either
    A) Viking Fan
    B) Cowboy Hater
    C) Moron

    Ware has consistently destroyed defenses. He’s had a 20 sack season already. He’s .5 sacks behind Allen with 1 less game played this year. Don’t get me wrong, Allen is a great talent, but Ware is the king for now.

  22. Why is there so much Jared Allen hate on PFT? The guy has been a beast since entering the league and is having an monster season. The media loves giving props to Ware because he plays for “America’s Team”, but I’d bet behind doors, opposing coaches are just as terrified of Jared.

  23. You don’t have to like the Cowboys to appreciate Ware’s talents. He is one of the best pass rusher’s of his generation. As a Giant’s fan, I would hate to see the record fall to a Cowboy player. But as a fan of the NFL in general, Ware busts his butt on the field and is a great guy off the field. I would be happy for him as a person if he broke the record.

  24. Jared Allen-95.5 Sacks and 426 combined tackles over the course of 8 seasons.

    Demarcus Ware-92. Sacks and 451 combined tackles over the course of 7 seasons.

    I think we’re all just picking nits over who is the better player.

    By the way, for all “ya’ll” wondering about all the Cowboy hate? Jerry Jones doesn’t wash his hands after he pees. Eyewitness to this while standing at the MetroDome’s multi-man urinal trough last season.

  25. I know the cowboys are having a tuff season, but they will surprise everyone. They will make it to the playoffs!

  26. Ware is just about as perfect a player as there is in the NFL on and off the field. When he came out in 05 might be the only time I ever wished my team sucked enough to draft that high. He’s absolute TEXTBOOK what the Pats like as a 3-4 OLB, size, build, arm length etc.

  27. Babin’s is on pace for 22 so their forgetting other players including Allen

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    Babin’s got 9 in 7 games so he’s on pace for 20.5.

  28. By the way, for all “ya’ll” wondering about all the Cowboy hate? Jerry Jones doesn’t wash his hands after he pees. Eyewitness to this while standing at the MetroDome’s multi-man urinal trough last season.

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    There are no bathrooms in the suites? How spartan. Jerry Jones is a germophobe so he carries a bottle of hand sanitizer. Still gotta touch the door handle on the way out and it’s Minnesota so you know that still means snotty pp hands, so better to sanitize after you leave.

  29. Of course he is not talking about the sack record. He is not even leading the NFL in sacks.

    Shouldn’t that sack have drawn a flag. Illegal hands to helmet of a QB.

  30. @howley1
    sbxxix may have used the wrong teams but you said nothing to rebut what he said. Cowboys are regularly hyped up and have done squat.
    Frankly Bills Bengals and 49ers are better teams right now and deserve the attention.

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