According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher made an appearance on KESN-FM 103.3 on Friday morning and was asked who the team leaders are.
“Uh, dude, I got to be honest with you. That’s a good question. That’s a good question,” Hatcher said. “I really don’t know, man.”
Co-host Deon Sanders cut in and said, “That’s a heck of an answer.”
“Yeah, I really don’t know. That’s another thing we really need,” Hatcher said. “We need like a Ray Lewis. We don’t have that. We have talent and everything we need, but if we get like a Ray Lewis, everybody buys into him. When Ray Lewis speaks everybody listens to him, a guy like that. You really don’t got that. I think we definitely need somebody like that.”
Hatcher made it clear that the Cowboys need leaders in their locker room that will hold people accountable for how they perform on the field.
“You have to have somebody who will hold you accountable and with a leader like that, everybody is held accountable, guys aren’t doing their own thing here or there. Everybody is going in one direction,” Hatcher said. “Once you have that, you’ll be good. We’re still looking for it.”
Now it’s even more clear why the Cowboys crumbled down the stretch and ended up finishing third in the NFC East with an 8-8 record.