Time to play the "Dallas Cowboys Over/Under Home Game". Today's contestant is DeMarcus Ware, 2nd year outside linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys.
Last year, Ware's rookie season, he put 8 sacks on the board for a very successful rookie campaign.
So BTB is setting the line at 12 sacks for 2006. That's a considerable increase from last year but the following factors made us choose such a high number.
- Ware was a rookie trying to learn a new position last year, this slowed him down a little; he won't have that problem this year
- The Cowboys have added draft pick Rob Carpenter to the other OLB spot; he should help keep double-teams off Ware
- Ware will be more experienced and should be stronger this year after a full offseason training with the Cowboys
I'm taking over. Ware missed so many sacks last year by a half-second. This year, his transition from DE to OLB should be complete, and that means his read-and-react times should be just a bit quicker. Because of that, those missed sacks of last year will be made sacks this year. And Rob Carpenter will definitely help balance the pass blocking schemes.