NFL fines DeMarcus Ware for hit on Ben Roethlisberger
The NFL has fined Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware for last week’s hit to Ben Roethlisberger’s head, according to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com.
Ware drew a roughing the passer penalty on the fourth-quarter play when his right arm struck the back of Roethlisberger’s helmet on a sack.
The Cowboys sacked Roethlisberger on the ensuing two plays to force a Pittsburgh punt. The Cowboys held off a late Steelers drive to send the game into overtime before winning, 27-24, on a Dan Bailey field goal following a Roethlisberger interception.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was also fined $7,875 for a face mask on a first-quarter run that did not draw a penalty, according to a source.