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.