Cowboys legend DeMarcus Ware agrees with Mike Evans on Dallas having ‘simple’ defense

Cowboys legend DeMarcus Ware agrees with Mike Evans on Dallas having ‘simple’ defense

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans struck a deal with Cowboys Twitter this week when he said Dallas was playing a “simple” game plan. A Cowboys legend agrees with that claim.

In an interview with Sports Seriously, DeMarcus Ware shared what he thinks other teams are seeing in the Cowboys’ defensive game plan and how they’ve been able to undo their once-dominant passing rush:

“The [pass rush] the package has been watered down. I don’t see a lot of plays they ran early,” Ware told Sports Seriously. “When you first start the season you start doing all these NASCAR, crazy packages and you see it becomes really efficient and then you feel comfortable.

You feel comfortable with ‘okay, well, we’re just going to put some guys in here and say we’re going to beat you.’ Yes we can do that. But that’s when forwards can plot and say ‘we’re going to double team Micah and slide to DeMarcus Lawrence’.

The numbers back that up, in their first 12 games of the season, Dallas was averaging four sacks per game, which was NFL highs. Over the last 5 games that average has dropped to just over one sack per game.

“I think we have to get dynamic again. You have a lot of dynamic players on this defense. Don’t water it down, let these guys go out and do what they gotta do,” Ware said. “Yes, the big games will be dropped, but the big games will happen [on defense too]so Dak can score those points.

Ware also said the Cowboys locker room, and defensive players in particular, definitely took notice of Evan’s “simple” comments.

The story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire

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