In recent seasons the Dallas Cowboys have had a less then superb pass defense. Not having a strong pass defense has really left the Cowboys defensive lineman open for much criticism. This has amply to do with the secondary breakdown, which leaves a quarterback with plenty of time to find an open target. Therefore, the pass rush has less time to get to the quarterback. Without a doubt this has been a growing problem in Dallas, but now it finally looks like the Cowboys may have found the solution to their problem.
The Cowboys finally got the equation right finding the correct answer in cornerbacks, first round pick Morris Claiborne and free agent acquisition Brandon Carr. Claiborne and Carr should make for a solid backfield duo that will help the defense in many areas, one of those areas being the defensive front. DeMarcus Ware and company finally have a potential solid secondary, which will help with their pass rushing struggles. Despite the lack of secondary help he has had in his time with the Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware alone has rarely ever struggled in the pass rush.
Ware has always been a solid pass rusher he has 99.5 sacks in his 8 years here with the Cowboys. DeMarcus Ware had 19.5 sacks last season, making him inevitably the best defensive player last year. Ware has continued to show up every season and perform better than most if not any other pass rusher in the league. Ware has carried this Defense on his back since he became a starter for the Cowboys. DeMarcus Ware isn’t the type of leader that will get a team to rally behind his words; he’s always been a player of action. The Dallas Cowboys defense feeds off the play of DeMarcus Ware, therefore it will only be rational if we see Ware feed off the his new secondary, something he has rarely been able to do throughout his career.
The Dallas Cowboys new secondary will help make the defense solid so don’t be surprised if we see a major increase in pass rush this year. If the secondary has a good year next season, I can see DeMarcus Ware eclipsing Michael Strahans single season sack record of 22.5 sacks. Ware came close to beating that record last year with a total of 19.5, hence it’s not farfetched to think that Ware can get over 22 next season. Consequently, I think that the much-improved secondary will help not only DeMarcus Ware but also guys like Jay Ratliff and Anthon Spencer. We should expect big things from this defensive line this coming up season and even bigger things from DeMarcus Ware.