There was one Cowboys player who had a good day. Make that a great day.
Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware's performance was lost in the 34-7 loss to the Eagles. He had 11 tackles, five for loss, with four sacks, four other quarterback hits and a forced fumble.
"I thought it was an amazing performance," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday. "We were behind for most of the ball game, and I think everyone on our football team, I know everyone on our football team continued to play, and there’s probably no better example of that than DeMarcus Ware. ...It was an outstanding performance. It’s really almost what you come to expect from the guy. Week in and week out, he shows up that way. He’s an immensely talented guy, but what makes him great is the approach that he takes. He’s a very good practice player, and then he plays with so much intensity and passion and enthusiasm. He loves to play. He shows up on every play as a run defender, as a pass rusher, and he’s just a guy that can really impact a game. Even in defeat last night, where we didn’t play very well as a football team, he showed up again."
Ware set a personal record with four sacks. Ware now has 12 sacks on the season and at his current pace could break his career-high mark of 20 that he set back in 2008. But he is second in the NFL. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has 12.5 sacks.
-- Charean Williams