If you’re a Cowboys fan driving through downtown Dallas, check out a billboard on the Crowne Plaza hotel on the corner of Elm Street and South Griffin Street. The advertisement sounds a warning to quarterbacks that will be facing the Cowboys this season.
The sign covers about 10 stories along the side of the building facing the Woodall Rogers Freeway. Half the banner, which is sponsored by Red Bull, is the face of Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware. The other half says: “QBSBWARE.”
Ware finished with 19.5 sacks last season and 20 in 2008. With the improvements the Cowboys made to their secondary — drafting cornerback Morris Claiborne with the sixth overall pick and signing cornerback Brandon Carr — there’s a reasonable chance Ware will be given the extra time to get to the quarterback and have another 20-sack season.
The single-season sack record is 22.5, set by Giants defensive end Michael Strahan in 2001. Strahan was 30 that season, the same age Ware is currently.