NFC East Wrap: Why Ware has shot at record
Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware is already a nightmare matchup for opposing offensive lines. He has an even 100 sacks after seven years in the NFL.
Now imagine what he can do given more time to get to the quarterback.
Teammate Marcus Spears believes this could be the year that Ware breaks Michael Strahan's single-season sack record of 22.5, writes DallasNews.com
. The Cowboys' new cornerback tandem of $50-million man Brandon Carr and sixth overall pick Morris Claiborne gives Spears reason to believe.
"I think [Ware is] the best defensive player in the league, and I think he’s going to play at a high level for a long time,” Spears said. “He could possibly break that record this season especially with the new guys in the back covering. He might have a little bit more time to get to the quarterback."
Ware posted 19.5 sacks last season and a career-high 20 in 2008-09.Favre on RG3 bangwagon
The Luck-RG3 debate has the potential to become football's version of LeBron vs. Kobe (once they actually play an NFL game, of course).
This weekend, the Robert Griffin III side received a Hall of Fame boost.
None other than Brett Favre weighed in on the debate in an interview with NFL Network
's Deion Sanders on Friday (via CSNWashington
"Griffin, he's smaller, but if I was starting a team, I'd probably of went with RG3 just because, if they can't protect you, you got to protect yourself," Favre said.'That's a joke'
Eli Manning's second Super Bowl victory propelled him from unranked in the NFL Network's Top 100 Players to the No. 31 spot.
But he did not climb high enough, according to defensive end Justin Tuck.
"That's a joke," Tuck told NFL.com
. "No question. He is top five, hands down."
In the ranking based on a player survey, Manning was rated as the fourth best quarterback behind Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers.
Michael Vick fell in at No. 70, eight spots behind Tuck.Sound off
Where should Eli Manning rank among the top 100 players in the NFL?