There’s been a consistent trend of people commenting on the lack of leadership in Dallas.
Most of those people aren’t actually talking about 52 members of the franchise. They are talking about Tony Romo and questioning whether he is a good enough quarterback to take the Cowboys deep into the postseason. Your quarterback has to be a leader, of course, but the Cowboys won’t make it there with Romo alone so they will need others to take the lead.
Others like linebacker DeMarcus Ware, for example. Ware is entering his eighth season in Dallas, more than anyone on the team other than Romo, Jay Ratliff and Jason Witten, and he says he’s taking on the leadership responsibilities that come with that experience.
“What you guys don’t see is me taking a leadership role on defense for the rookies, for the older guys,” Ware said, via Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “And also, lead by example. Sometimes you have to check some guys and put them in place. That’s what I do. That’s what a lot of other guys on the team have been doing. Guys come in, and they look up to you. They look up to how you play the game. And you have to set that example. But also let them know so they know where they stand in the whole scheme of things.”
Ratliff’s also been flexing some leadership muscle of late, saying that it was the time to do less talking and more working. Between the two of them, it sounds like the Cowboys have things under control on the defensive side.
So it’s safe to resume speculating about Romo.