Ware was flagged for roughing the passer in the fourth quarter when he hit Ben Roethlisberger in the back of the head with his right arm, giving the Steelers 15 yards. The Cowboys forced the Steelers to punt on that drive anyway, and would eventually win the game in overtime after Roethlisberger threw an interception to set up the game-winning field goal.
Ware was not the only Cowboys' player that was hit with a fine in that game, as running back DeMarco Murray was also contacted by the league office. Murray's wallet will be $7,875 lighter after grabbing a facemask during a first quarter run. The incident was not flagged for a penalty, but the NFL deemed it worthy of a fine anyway.