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Ed "Too Tall" Jones Sees Lack of Leadership in Dallas

Jones played 15 seasons with the Cowboys, winning a Super Bowl in 1978

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    Keeping with an oft-heard criticism of the Jason Garrett-era Dallas Cowboys, legendary defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones sees a lack of leadership in the locker room and he believes the team has been suffering as a result of it.

    In a radio interview last week, Jones was asked the main difference between these Cowboys, and the teams he played with in the 1970s and 80s.

    Probably leadership,” Jones said, via the Dallas Morning News. “When I walked into Dallas I walked into a very good situation. At that time Dallas was considered to have one of the best organizations not only in football but in all of sports.

    “We had a lot of great leaders not only vocal but leading by example. Guys like Staubach and Calvin Hill guys who were the first players on the field, last players to leave. That was a good example for a lot of the young players. Without leadership, I don’t care what you’re doing, whether it’s business or sports, you’re not going anywhere without good leadership. I think Dallas is still searching for it.”

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