Hatcher Was Right, Cowboys Lack Leaders

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Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy reacts in the tunnel during the second half of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. The Eagle beat the Cowboys 24-22. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports


On 2/17/12, Jason Hatcher boldly claimed his Dallas Cowboys lacked any real leaders to align the players in the same direction.  He also indicated it was the missing piece preventing them from being a ‘good’ team.

Two years later nothing significant has improved in this area.  Is it any coincidence 9 wins have been unattainable?  Each season ending with an embarrassing collapse.

A recurring mediocre fate shows far more than an inability to make the playoffs.  It signals a deficit of the leadership needed to elevate teammates to victory.

The Cowboy cupboard is already stocked full of silent warriors.  It’s time to add a few wildcards, guys with swagger to turn up the volume and awaken the sleeping giant.

Since Jerry demands on being the Owner AND General Manager, let him figure out the details.  If he continues to ignore the leadership value of this sport, the playoffs will remain nothing more than an elusive pipe dream. 




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