It took DeMarcus Ware five games before he got his first sack last season. The Cowboys All-Pro linebacker didn’t wait as long this season, sacking Donovan McNabb in the season opener.
But after two games, Ware has only one sack.
“Number-wise, it’s not up to par how it should be,” Ware said. “You look at pressure-wise, I’m getting there. I’m getting pressure on the guy. Those things I have to be aware of, getting more sacks in the game, getting more pressure in the game, but also making those big plays, because we haven’t been having them in the recent weeks.”
The Cowboys have only two sacks this season. Anthony Spencer took down Bears quarterback Jay Cutler once last week for the team’s other sack.
"I think the main thing is to get the quarterback and create some type of pressure back there," Ware said. "I think I did that effectively but still you have to get the guy down."
Ware had a league-leading 20 sacks in 2008 and 11 last season. He has 65.5 in his five-plus seasons in the NFL.
-- Charean Williams