Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher gathered the team for a meeting following last week’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. According to reports, Hatcher called out a number of veteran leaders on the team, including quarterback Tony Romo.
But Hatcher denies that he got on his quarterback in any way.
“I love Romo to death,” Hatcher said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I wasn’t getting on Romo. He’s the best quarterback in the league, so I love Romo to death. That’s my brother.”
Whatever Hatcher said, it seemed to work. Dallas thumped the Rams in all three phases of the game on Sunday, 31-7. And if there’s any beef between Romo and Hatcher, they’re doing a great job of hiding it.
“He wants young guys to understand how important it is every week,” Romo said of Hatcher. “I thought it was a great talk. I thought, in general, it’s tough to win at different times. He did a great job of getting that across to some of the young guys that you have to bring it every single day.
“I talked to the team the day before, the week before. And [Jason] Witten talked to the team. Guys who have been around, you are going to listen to. Wit talks, guys listen. When I talk, they listen. When Hatch talks, they listen.”
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