Between The Lines: What's Happened to Walter Jones?

JJ Cooper

by JJ Cooper

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For the entire decade, there's been no question who is the best left tackle in the NFL. Just give the All-Pro award to Seattle's Walter Jones and move on.

Since 2001, Jones has headed to Hawaii at the end of the season as the NFC's Pro Bowl left tackle. He's been an All-Pro for six of the past seven years. If you're looking for the definition of a dominating left tackle, the standard for years has been Jones.

But if Jones doesn't make it back to Hawaii this year, he can blame Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware for ruining his reputation. With a national TV audience on Thanksgiving Day, Ware beat Jones for a pair of sacks and an additional quarterback hurry. In addition to Ware's two sacks against Jones, he also recorded a tackle for a loss on a running play when Jones struggled to get any push on Ware. Greg Ellis got a quarterback hurry late in the game against Jones after Ware left the game with an injury. And Chris Canty beat Jones on a running play to make a tackle.

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