Ware Regains Sack Lead; On Pace To Tie

While it was a rather quiet afternoon for DeMarcus Ware for most of Sunday's game with the Redskins, he did record a key fourth-quarter sack, upping his total to 14 through 10 games.

Not only did that put him ahead of Minnesota's Jared Allen, who remained at 13.5 on Sunday, but it keeps him right on pace to tie or just surpass Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22.5 sacks.

The math isn't exact here, but Ware is averaging nearly a sack and a half for each game. With six games left, Ware is on pace to record somewhere between eight or nine sacks for the rest of the regular season.

Even if he falls off the pace a bit, Ware has a four-sack game this year against the Eagles and has numerous multi-sack games for his career. So it'll likely come down to the season finale against Strahan's former team, the Giants, in the regular-season finale on Jan. 1.

The question is where Allen will be on the stat sheet.

Along with the NFL records, Ware is also moving up the charts on the Cowboys' all-time sack list. He recorded his 94th career sack on Sunday, moving him in a tie for seventh in team history, equaling Bob Lilly.

By the end of the years, it's realistic to think Ware will be fourth in club history, passing Jim Jeffcoat (94.5), Jethro Pugh (95.5) and George Andrie (97). The all-time record for sacks in Cowboys history is 114, set by Harvey Martin.

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