Found February 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
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 play...

Burning question: How do the Cowboys fix the defense and conquer Texas?

Lost in all the bedlam surrounding QB Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys is a dirty little secret: their defense isn't very good, and hasn't been for years, particularly in the fourth quarter, after Romo and the offense have built leads, only to see them evaporate. Yes, Virginia, the best defense in Texas is in Houston and led by former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips.  ...

Dallas Cowboys Quote Trivia, Part 1

New idea for an off-season series: Quote Trivia. The idea is that I will find various quotes and will post quizzes about those quotes. I don’t have Fred Goodwin’s collection of Cowboys books (see his Dallas Cowboys Books Blog on Facebook or his Q&A pieces on, but mine isn’t bad. My source for today’s quizzes are old issues of the Dallas Morning News, but...

Sapp critical of Cowboys' lack of leadership

Never short on opinions, former All-Pro defensive tackle Warren Sapp dished out his thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys during a Friday interview with a local radio station. The NFL Network analyst says the Cowboys' lack of leadership in the locker room is what is holding the franchise back, not team owner and general manager Jerry Jones. "The Cowboys and Jerry know what they...

Hatcher: Cowboys lack leadership, accountability

Dallas couldn't get out of its own way this season, and according to DE Jason Hatcher, the 'Boys suffer from a leadership void. In his words, the team lacks accountability and a heat-seeking Ray Lewis type.

Cowboys’ Jason Hatcher: We need a team leader

What separates the Cowboys from the NFL’s elite teams? One player on the roster thinks it’s leadership. Dallas defensive end Jason Hatcher said in an interview with Deion Sanders on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM that he isn’t sure who the leader in the locker room is. “Dude, I’ve got to be honest with you: That’s…

Mailbag: Victor Butler's true role, more

Let's end the week in the same manner that we have been doing it for quite a few now: With actual Cowboys-based emails from you our valued reader. If you would care to be included in the fun, email me at, and be sure to goof on me for still using AOL for email. The first one is in response to our controversial blog this week about Anthony Spencer's future...

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