Last week, we were kind of alarmed to hear Cowboys’ defensive end Jason Hatcher respond to a question about who was the leader of the Cowboys with “good question.” Hatcher basically suggested that there was a void in leadership in the locker room, that the team could use a Ray Lewis-type figure.
But while we agree with Hatcher to some degree, it appears that this thinking isn’t unanimous at Valley Ranch.
Speaking at the Red Bull Supercross event at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware offered that there isn’t one leader on the Cowboys, but a group of guys who will step into such a role if need be--a sort of leadership by committee system.
"The thing is on our team, there's not a guy who is just a straight up, solitary leader. I think it comes as a whole," Ware said, per the Dallas Morning News. "You got to look at it as we have [Tony] Romo, we have [Jason] Witten, you have me, Bradie James, Sean Lee. Everybody has their role and they take on that leadership role when it's needed. Every team doesn't need just a one-time guy who is like the leader of that team. If everybody is checking everybody, that's all you need. There comes a time to step up when it's time to step up and get the job done."
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