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September 06, 2012

Breaking down Ware's career sack milestone puts him in Hall of Fame company

After the game, Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware called it "an honor" to reach the 100 sack milestone in his career and do it faster than any NFL player other than the late Reggie White since sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982.

Ware had two sacks in Wednesday's 24-17 victory over the New York Giants, giving him 101.5 for his career and making him the 28th player in league history to hit triple digits in the sack department. The kicker: Ware did it in his 113th career game. Only White, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers during a Hall of Fame career, reached 100 sacks faster. White did it in 96 games.

Below is a look at the five pass rushers in NFL history who needed the fewest number of games to reach the 100-sack plateau: Reggie White (96), DeMarcus Ware (113), Bruce Smith (115), Jared Allen (122) and Leslie O'Neal (127).

It should be noted that the two guys bracketing Ware on that list -- White and Smith -- are both in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

_ Jimmy Burch



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