How the Dallas Cowboys’ Defense Can Thrive Without DeMarcus Ware

October 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Unless you’ve turned off the radio, unplugged the television, and sworn off the Internet since Monday morning, you know that Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware is highly doubtful for Week 7 and, according to some reports, out up to a month.
No matter how you slice it, that’s a blow to the Dallas defense.
Ware is a once-in-a-generation sort of player for the ‘Boys, so his presence will surely be missed. At a position of as much importance as defensive end, the Cowboys desperately need to find a way to replace Ware’s production.
Here’s how they can (and can’t) do it.
Ware’s Age
It’s always challenging to argue that a future Hall of Fame inductee is in the midst of a decline, but that’s really what we’ve seen with Ware. If there’s one reason to think that the Cowboys can potentially hold down the fort while Ware is out, it’s that he hasn’t been a truly dominating play...

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