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DeMarcus Ware: C+
I have a strange feeling that DeMarcus Ware is not 100 percent healthy. He has not looked like himself on lately, but when there are already six regular starters missing from the defense, you have to think Ware is playing through some kind of pain.
Ware only managed two tackles and a half a sack. He was also credited with two quarterback hits.
Ernie Sims: Incomplete
Ernie Sims started the game in place of the injured Bruce Carter and he himself was injured. Sims was forced out of the game against the Steelers in the first quarter with a concussion.
Alex Albright: A-
Alex Albright was a bright spot for the Cowboys defense. Albright came in to replace the injured Sims and had a solid performance. Albright finished the game with six solo tackles and looked good as a replacement.
One play showed Albright’s potential. Early in the second quarter with the Steelers facing a 3 rd-and-4 from their own 13-yard line, Albright stopped Chris Rainey short of the first down forcing a punt.
Anthony Spencer: A-
Anthony Spencer has stepped up to become a leader on the defense. He continues to be impressive opposite DeMarcus Ware and had another solid game.
Spencer was an integral part in stopping the Steelers late in the game. He finished with one and half sacks and had two quarterback hits.