NFL's All-Time Franchise Sacks Leaders

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DeMarcus Ware: 117

Dallas Cowboys (9 years, 141 games)

Ware matched Harvey Martin's 30-year-old franchise record with his 114th in the first half against St. Louis on Sept. 22, 2013, and got his second of the game to surpass Martin in the third quarter. Sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982, but the Cowboys have tracked sacks since the start of their franchise in 1960. Martin had 114 sacks in 158 games from 1973-83, according to the team. Ware was a Pro Bowl pick for seven straight seasons (2006-12) as a linebacker.

Ware, set to count $16 million against the salary cap, was released by the Cowboys on March 11, 2014.

It is perhaps the most exciting and impactful non-scoring play in sports. Sacks change games and often lead to catchy nicknames for Fearsome (Foursome) front fours. But some names among the NFL's all-time franchise sacks leaders may surprise you. Like the player who never even made a Pro Bowl, the relative no-name Steelers leader and the one who wouldn't even rank in the top-five for some teams. Here they are, from most sacks for a franchise leader to least.

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