Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/18/12
SOUTHLAKE, Texas -- During a local radio interview in February, Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher was asked who the leaders were on the Cowboys roster. Hatcher struggled to give an answer before replying, "That's a good question. I really don't know." Hatcher, who was a guest on The Ben and Skin Show on 103.3 KESN-FM, went on to say the Cowboys lacked a vocal leader like the Baltimore Ravens have in linebacker Ray Lewis. On Wednesday, Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was asked if the Cowboys need more vocal leaders. "I don't think so," Witten said after an autograph signing at a Dunkin' Donuts in Southlake. "I don't want to speak for anybody but we've got plenty of leaders. We've been in situations where there's been more player-only meetings. The bottom line is that we've got to go and play better and win ballgames and find ways to do that. I think you do that by sticking together. I think you do that when you have a strong group of six, eight, 10 guys, whatever it is. (Jay) Ratliff and (DeMarcus) Ware and (Miles) Austin, (Tony) Romo, of course, and you add young guys in there that are big-time players. "I get frustrated by that because we haven't been able to win those (key) games. But trust me, we have the right type of guys that have given us every bit of what we need to be prepared to be in those situations." So, will this year end differently than last year? Will the Cowboys reach the postseason and perhaps make a run at a Super Bowl? "I believe we have the right guys to do it," Witten said. "I believe we've added some players that can help us, not only as big-time starters but guys that fill in some of those other spots, too. When you add that with out elite players, I think it's going to pay off for us." Witten added: "I just think for a lot of us, we've experienced a lot together. We believe it's time to make that big push to see if we have the ability and we have the right type of guys to get it done. I believe we do." Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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