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DeMarcus Ware says he needs to play better for Cowboys

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Every member of the Dallas Cowboys’ defense probably had some soul-searching to do after allowing the Chicago Bears to score on every offensive possession (barring a final kneel down) on Monday night.

The Cowboys allowed Josh McCown to throw for 348 yards with four touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a 45-28 loss to the Bears.

The Dallas defense has struggled all season. They are allowing 427 yards a game – most in the league. It’s been a collective failure by the Cowboys defense but linebacker DeMarcus Ware is placing some of the blame on his shoulders as well. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com, Ware says he isn’t playing up to the standard he’s expected throughout his career.

“At the end of the day I haven’t been playing like the DeMarcus of the past and I got to get back to that,” Ware said. It’s December (and) people always say the light turns on in December and you set yourself apart from everybody and I got to get back on track with that.”

Ware has managed just six sacks and 30 tackles on the season. His lowest career sack total was eight as a rookie in 2005 and lowest tackle output was 56 last season. He’s on pace to fall short of those marks in both categories this year.

Ware may be having a sub-par season by his standards, but he certainly isn’t alone in that regard in Dallas.

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12 Responses to “DeMarcus Ware says he needs to play better for Cowboys”
  1. swaggyy says: Dec 10, 2013 11:21 PM

    It was a good career DeMarcus, time to hang em up.

  2. drbrown7451 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:31 PM

    The whole team needs to play better. Plus, the coaching staff needs to do a better job. The Plow Boys are doing their usual December fold.

  3. craniator says: Dec 10, 2013 11:31 PM

    Other than Dez Bryant , this team is still essentially getting by on the play of two of Bill Parcells’ last personnel acquisitions — De Marcus Ware and Tony Romo.

  4. America's Team is God's Team says: Dec 11, 2013 12:02 AM

    Demarcus Ware built the prototypical model for what an NFL pass rusher should be. Even when he is at his worst he is head and shoulders better than any other pass rusher to ever play the game.

    #Greatestfranchiseknowntoman

  5. meatcarroll says: Dec 11, 2013 3:17 AM

    Moar liek DeMarcus “Where?”, m i rite?! Get it? Because he’s virtually invisible in games that matter and only racks up sacks against bad teams in unimportant games, and his last name is Ware. It’s a nice play on words.

  6. rationalitybias says: Dec 11, 2013 3:21 AM

    Ware will say that because he is a leader, but the problem is the system. He is a OLB in 3-4 system, yet playing end in a 4-3. (and it no way is a shot at him) Dominant pass rushers (mostly now) are in a 3-4 with those OLBs getting after the quarterback.

  7. allday420ap says: Dec 11, 2013 3:45 AM

    Well Duuuh, Marscus.

  8. omniscient48 says: Dec 11, 2013 5:52 AM

    DeMarcus Ware is too modest. He is one of only a very few bright spots on the Jerry Jones defense.

  9. jebsta16 says: Dec 11, 2013 6:08 AM

    I have been telling Cowboy fans down here to trade him while he stilled had value in the offseason. As a Packer fan, I knkw what the change in schemes can do to a olb or de trying to make the change, it never pans out. Now they will likely have to cut him to relieve themselves of the cap space instead.

  10. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Dec 11, 2013 6:16 AM

    Captain Obvious…….

  11. cwk22 says: Dec 11, 2013 6:56 AM

    How can this team continue to be so bad when they have such a great owner/GM? Ha ha ha Jerry Jones ha ha ha

  12. david10654 says: Dec 11, 2013 10:50 AM

    Why is this on the Seahawks Team Page?

    DeMarcus, it isn’t your fault at all. You and hatcher are about the only two defenders on the field during live play, there is only so much you can do.

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