CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The Panthers offensive line has major concerns this week, not the least of which is trying to keep Dallas outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware away from quarterback Cam Newton.
With three-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil out for the season due to a foot injury, the Panthers have been forced to reshuffle their line. Geoff Hangartner is moving from right guard to center, Byron Bell goes from right tackle to right guard and Garry Williams starts at right tackle.
The Panthers (1-4) have allowed 13 sacks this season.
This Sunday will be the first time they’ve faced a true 3-4 defense in the regular season, and Ware has given them problems in the past.
Ware has five sacks in four games against the Panthers – all Dallas victories.
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