Found February 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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The Cowboys have as much talent as any team in the NFL. But the one thing that many have believed for years is that they lack a true leader to carry this team. And now, according to at least one player, it's not just the critics who believe this anymore. Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher was on the Ben and Skin Show on KESN-FM in Dallas on Friday and was asked who the leader of this team is. Dude, I've got to be honest with you: Thats a good question, Hatcher said. I really dont know. Its just another thing we really need. We dont have that. Weve got the talent. Weve got everything we need except a Ray Lewis. When Ray Lewis speaks, everybody listens to him. A guy like that, we really dont got that. I think we definitely need somebody like that." A shockingly honest answer, one that shouldn't sit well with stars such as Tony Romo and DeMarcus Ware. But at the end of the day, the Cowboys finished below expectations again. Teams that finish 8-8 need players to step and and lead a team, especially one that has as much talent on both sides of the ball as Dallas does. Youve got to have somebody hold you accountable," Hatcher said. "With a leader like Lewis, everybody is accountable and guys arent doing their own thing. Lewis is in there. Everybodys going in one direction. So once you have that, youll be good. Were still looking for it. The Cowboys are well under the salary cap this off-season and Jerry Jones has stated that they will spend money to improve the team. With plenty of cap space and free agency right around the corner, the Cowboys might have a shot at finding their own "Ray Lewis" to help take this team to the next level. Read more here.
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