OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Year after year, DeMarcus Ware kept piling up the sacks, his full-season total rising every time.
Until last season, that is, when Ware had his fewest sacks since he was a rookie. Statistical dip aside, Ware had perhaps his most memorable season in 2009 even before the Cowboys won a playoff game for the first time in his six seasons.
In October, he signed a six-year, $78 million contract - with $40 million guaranteed. In December, he had the signature game of his career: sacking Drew Brees twice and forcing him to fumble both times, sparking the Cowboys to a victory that resuscitated their playoff hopes, propelled them to the division title and gave the
Saints their first loss after a 13-0 start. Now Ware is looking to build on it all.