DeMarcus Ware used the Monday Night Football stage to make a name for himself.
Ware had a sack, two forced fumbles, an interception, and a fumble recovery as the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 18-10, in an exhibition game.
A 6-4, 251-pound defensive end from Troy, Ware was taken 11th overall in the draft by the Cowboys (1-1), who are switching from a 4-3 defensive scheme to a 3-4 set. Ware could serve as an edge rusher as both a linebacker or defensive end.
Ware started and played into the third quarter. In the first period, he sacked Matt Hasselbeck, forced a fumble and recovered it, leading to the first of Jose Cortez's three field goals, a
Hasselback bounced back and threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Hackett. Hasselbeck completed his first 10 passes and was
12-of-15 for 135 yards, one touchdown and an interception for the Seahawks (1-1).
The Cowboys took the lead for good in the second quarter on an 11-yard TD toss from Drew Bledsoe to Lousaka Polite. Bledsoe was 7-of-11 for 56 yards and a touchdown.
"We gave him a little more latitude this week, but we're still working on some things," Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells said afterward.s "I'm happy we won, but we have a lot of work to do."
Cortez kicked field goals of 36 and 46 yards in the third quarter.
Dallas running back Julius Jones was used extensively, collecting 57 yards on 12 carries.
"Julius ran well," Parcells said. "It looks like he's rounding into shape. I thought we ran the ball better than we did last week. We were more aggressive."
Seattle rookie quarterback David Greene lost track of where he was on the field and stepped out of the back of the end zone for
a safety in the fourth quarter. He was pressured by rookie Justin Beriault on a blitz during the play.
On the back up quarterback front, Tony Romo and Drew Henson both stuggled Monday evening. Romo completed just 2-of-6 passes for 48 yards while Henson was 4-of-10 passing for 38 yards and an interception.
Patrick Crayton led all receivers with five catches for 82 yards.
The teams meet during the regular season October 23.
Ware Highlights Win Over Seattle
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