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DeMarcus Ware Becomes Cowboys’ Career Sacks Leader

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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 22:  Defensive end DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys in action during the game against the St. Louis Rams at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Defensive end DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Dallas Cowboys in action during the game against the St. Louis Rams at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — DeMarcus Ware recorded two sacks on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams to become the Dallas Cowboys’ career sacks leader.

Ware matched Harvey Martin’s 30-year-old franchise record with his 114th in the first half Sunday against St. Louis, and got his second of the game to surpass Martin in the third quarter.

“When you talk about records with the Dallas Cowboys, being etched in stone with some of the greats – it let’s me know where I stand and that is at the top…and it feels great” said Ware.

Sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982. Based on that, Ware had surpassed Jim Jeffcoat’s 94½ two seasons ago.

But the Cowboys have tracked sacks since the start of their franchise in 1960. Martin had 114 sacks in 158 games from 1973-83, according to the team. Ware, in his ninth season, played his 131st game Sunday.

Ware has four sacks in three games as a defensive end in the Cowboys’ new 4-3 defense. He was a Pro Bowl pick the last seven seasons as a linebacker.

Ware recorded his first career sack at San Francisco on Sept. 25, 2005.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expressed how proud he was of Ware and of his accomplishment saying “I will never forget. Bill Parcells and I made a bet when we drafted him. I think of it every time I see his number of sacks.”

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