Shan and RJ from New School on The Fan were talking about the recent concerns surrounding the Cowboys leadership and they hit on a good point about the younger players…
I agree 100%. Going back about ten years I remember thinking that the new crop of players coming into the game had no idea about the great players who built this league and had little to no respect for them.
When Roy Williams came to the Cowboys both Michael Irvin and Drew Pearson wanted to help mentor him and work with him at Valley Ranch. He wanted no part of it. Sad.
Same thing with Dez Bryant. I think Tony Romo was forced into talking more with Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach. Even today he’s not using those guys as a resource like most fans would like him to do.
Now think about all these players coming into the league who have respect for the shield and the privilege of playing in the NFL.
Take all this into consideration and it’s easy to see why teams have trouble with all the players coming together and following the team leaders. Some of these kids could care less about team success as long as they are getting paid and they are on Sportscenter’s Top Ten Plays.