Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bills a-Ware of Cowboys' leading pass rusher

It’s hard to go unnoticed when you're Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware, and the Buffalo Bills' eyes are wide open.

“He can rush the passer with the best of them,” Bills’ coach Chan Gailey told the media Wednesday. “We’ve got a challenge on our hands in pass protection.”

Ware is only half a sack behind Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who has 12.5, while also forcing two fumbles so far.

“Ware obviously is somebody you’ve got to have your eye on,” Fitzpatrick said Wednesday. “Every play you’ve got to know where he is. That being said, they’ve got some other guys on the front four that can really get after the passer. They do some really good things up front. It’s going to be a good challenge for us.”

Ware has been carrying the load for Dallas sack-wise, with linebacker counterpart Anthony Spencer second on the team with four. Buffalo’s offensive line still leads the league in fewest sacks allowed with only nine, and it's been getting a lot of help from Fred Jackson.

Jackson plans to contribute greatly Sunday.

"Without a doubt he’s a playmaker so we have to slow him down somehow," Jackson said. "It’ll be a tough challenge for those guys and I’m sure they’re looking forward to it. But I’ll definitely be there to help when I can.”