DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – The Dallas Cowboys are famously known as “America’s Team,” a moniker that instantly lends itself to the team being under the constant scrutiny of critics and supporters nationwide.

For those who have paid attention to the Cowboys’ (4-4) season so far, there have been a string of hampering injuries, disappointing performances on offense and an average performance on defense—a far cry from what was highly touted during the pre-season under the new Rob Ryan regime.

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Amidst the onslaught of negativity surrounding the Cowboys, former New York Giants quarterback and CBS NFL analyst Phil Simms joined me on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas Wednesday morning to point out some positive factors working for the team, namely, linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

Simms’ accolades for Ware are high, so much so, that he even names Ware as one-half of a prestigious duo.

“He truly, truly is a great NFL player,” he said. “There’s not a lot of great players in the NFL, but he [Ware] is one.”

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Ware has been a sack machine throughout his career, and this year is no different. Through eight games, Ware has 12.0 sacks and is on pace to break Michael Strahan’s single-season record of 22.5.

Should he break the mark, Ware can pretty much count on a trip to Canton for an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, once he’s elegible.

“He and Darrelle Revis [cornerback New York Jets] definitely. They’re on a different planet than everyone else.”

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Listen to author Jasmine Sadry with New School, weekdays 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on 105.3 The Fan. Follow Jasmine on Twitter @JasmineSadry