Mike Jenkins played with a dislocated shoulder for the bulk of the season. It was so bad, Jenkins couldn't lift his shoulder above his head. Gerald Sensabaugh took a pain injection to play every game, but didn't for practice and worked out in pain. Kyle Kosier played with a foot problem that he walked around the locker room like Fred Sanford.
Let's not talk about what Romo played through, fractured rib, punctured lung and swollen hand, in 2011.
Not everybody can yell and scream and tell inspiring stories and quote bible scriptures like Ray Lewis.
Leadership comes in different ways.
One thing this Cowboys team must do is win. It can't allow the New York Giants to continue winning in Cowboys Stadium. The Giants have never lost there.
When the team goes though tough times, it can't hide from reporters in the locker room each week and rely on the same old players to speak about the issues.
Every player needs to be accountable.
The Cowboys need to finish off opponents. Too many times in the 2011 season they didn't finish teams off.
Is that because of leadership?
I don't know.
Maybe they don't know to finish or lead and that's why Hatcher said what he said. He was being honest and you can't get mad at a man for being honest.
Leadership is also about honestly and maybe in his own subtle way, Hatcher was showing that by telling the truth about his team.
It's something the Cowboys need to address this summer.