Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo led his team to a game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Vikings but that doesn’t necessarily make him the kind of leader the Cowboys need, at least according to a handful of NFL analysts.
“You need to have a player who has had that swagger,” Michael Strahan said on Fox after the Dallas win, via the Dallas Morning News. “You need to have somebody in a position of leadership that the other players go, ‘This is our guy.’ Tony Romo has great numbers but I don’t get that [leadership] sense when I look at Romo. I don’t get that sense when I look on the defensive side of the ball. Sean Lee is an amazing player, but he’s young. You need an attitude changer in the locker room and right know the Cowboys don’t have it.”
It’s worth remembering that a few years ago, the Dallas Cowboys were reportedly considering bringing in linebacker Ray Lewis, in part because of his fiery brand of leadership. All this time later, it’s an area that Dallas still needs to address according to, of all people, Lewis himself.
Lewis is in his rookie year of being an analyst on ESPN.
“When you think about the Cowboys, you think about a bunch of individuals,” Lewis said. “There’s never been a true, true leader to help that team.”
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