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Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware gets NFL-best 5th sack the hard way

September 27, 2011 |  7:52 am

Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman is sacked by Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware got his NFL-leading fifth sack of the season against the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

It took a while -- Ware didn't get to quarterback Rex Grossman until midway through the fourth quarter -- and he wasn't happy with some of the methods the Redskins used to stop him.

"If you had guys with some hands that could snatch me down, pull me down, that's what they did," said Ware, who yelled at the referees for not throwing any flags on some of the plays.

"But they had some great players on their team, and they did play really strong."

Ware led the league in sacks in 2008 (a career-high 20) and 2010 (15.5) and is well on his way to surpassing both of those marks. 

"It's almost impossible to go out there and dominate him to where he doesn't make any plays," Redskins left tackle Trent Williams said. "I felt like I recovered well, but there's some stuff he did that he didn't even show on film, a lot of inside moves and stuff. He's a great, great player."

The Cowboys sacked Grossman three times during their 18-16 comeback victory. Both teams are 2-1 and are tied with the New York Giants atop the NFC East standings.

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Photo: Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman is sacked by Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. Credit: Jose Yau / Associated Press / Waco Tribune Herald

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