Dallas Cowboys outside linebackers missed out on becoming the first player in NFL history to have two seasons with 20 or more sacks by half a sack in 2011. He finished second in the NFL, behind Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, with 19.5 sacks in 2011, which earned him a spot in the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career.
He was also named to the 2011 Associated Press All-Pro Team as a first-team outside linebacker along with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs. The AP All-Pro Team is selected by a panel of football writers in the Associated Press and does not include a fan, player or coach vote. This is the sixth time that Ware has been named to the AP All-Pro Team, which puts him in the elite company of Randy White, Bob Lilly and Larry Allen as the only Cowboys players with six All-Pro seasons.
Ware has finished with double digit sacks every season except for his rookie year (2005) and he is, without a doubt, building a Hall of Fame resume in Dallas.