Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher said the team's defense has everything it needs except one: There is no one to lead them. NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp had criticized DeMarcus Ware, the Cowboys' best player, for his lack of leadership before the 2011 season.
Hatcher made his comments about a lack of team leaders during a Friday interview with special guest Deion Sanders on the Ben & Skin Show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM.
“Dude, I've got to be honest with you: That’s a good question,” Hatcher said. “I really don’t know. It’s just another thing we really need…. We don’t have that. We’ve got the talent. We’ve got everything we need [except] a Ray Lewis. When Ray Lewis speaks, everybody listens to him. A guy like that, we really don’t got that. I think we definitely need somebody like that.
“You’ve got to have somebody hold you accountable. With a leader like [Lewis], everybody is accountable and guys aren’t doing their own thing. [Lewis] is in there. Everybody’s going in one direction. So once you have that, you’ll be good. We’re still looking for it.”
-- Charean Williams