Only ten times has an NFL player recorded more than 19 sacks in a single season since the NFL made sacks an official stat in 1982. DeMarcus Ware is the only player to have done it twice, recording 20 sacks in 2008 and 19.5 sacks in 2011.
Both times, Ware was close to breaking Cowboys’ upgraded secondary will enable Ware to break Strahan’s record:’s 22.5-sack NFL record set in 2001 but ultimately fell short. According to defensive end Markus Spears, that could change this season. Speaking to reporters over the weekend, Spears explained why he believes that the
"I think he’s 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. I would love to see it happen because if anybody deserves it he does."
This season, the Cowboys could have the best secondary playing behind Ware since he joined the Cowboys. And it’s not just Cowboys fans who are excited by the prospect of having Brandon Carr and Morris Claiborne patrolling the secondary:
"I think they’ll help us a bunch. Brandon is proven and Morris has all the tools. I’m an LSU guy so I was happy we picked Morris," Spears said. "Hopefully both these guys work out. Based on what we’ve seen, they’re going to make a difference."
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