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So far this year, Calvin Johnson has been the center of the Lions offense. Whenever quarterback Matthew Stafford is in trouble, all he needs to do is throw it up to Megatron and next thing you know, six points. Johnson played a huge role in the Lions comeback against the Vikings last week, catching two second-half touchdowns and making a great catch to set up the game-winning field goal in overtime.
Demarcus Ware is the heart and soul of the Cowboys defense. His job is to get to the quarterback, and he's pretty darn good at it. So far this year, he's made the Jets, 49ers and Redskins offensive lines look like practice squads. Last Monday night, he made Trent Williams look like Tony Mandarich (even though Ron Jaworski complimented Williams, which I'm still trying to figure out).
In the end, the Lions offense has a lot of other good threats in Jahvid Best, Brandon Pettigrew and Titus Young (who has shown that he can hold his own). Demarcus Ware, on the other hand, has to create pressure in order for the Cowboys to win. If the opposing quarterback gets a lot of time, he will pick apart the Cowboys extremely mediocre secondary. Ware is the linchpin that holds the Cowboys defense together.
Winner: Demarcus Ware