One of the knocks on the Dallas Cowboys has been their lack of leadership. And head coach Jason Garrett is sick of hearing it and he disagrees.
“We have excellent leadership on this team,” Garrett said. “When you think about the guys on the offensive side of the ball, on the defensive side of the ball, the kind of players they are, the kind of performers that they are, how they go to work on a daily basis, they’re really, really good. It’s easy for us as coaches to say, ‘Hey, watch (Jason) Witten. Watch (DeMarcus) Ware. Watch (Tony) Romo. Watch these guys go about their job every day.’ That’s the best way to lead.”
And Rob Ryan thinks there is someone left off that list. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted an interesting quote from Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who just days earlier promised he was “gonna keep my mouth shut.”
“He reminds me of Tedy Bruschi. Tedy didn’t have to say anything. Everybody followed him.”
That’s high praise for the young middle linebacker who, in his linebacker core alone, has NFL superstar DeMarcus Ware and franchise tagged Anthony Spencer.
But we recently had Sean Lee tell NFL Spin Zone and other reporters at a “Shop and Jock” event for the Boys and Girls Club at Dick’s Sporting Goods that the Penn State body needs to move forward and heal showing he can be a leader with his words as well. Lee also stood up for troubled teammate Dez Bryant.
But a leader with their actions is something the Cowboys could use. Tony Romo is seemingly becoming more vocal, and someone to set the tone in work outs and practice as the Dallas Cowboys look to leave behind their “Camp Cupcake” days and turn their attention towards that elusive Superbowl is something the Cowboys could use.
They might have that leader in Sean Lee.