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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Leadership isn't issue for Cowboys

By ESPNDallas.com



IRVING, Texas -- The poster boy, or poster man, for leadership in the NFL is Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

In the offseason, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher said his team needed some Ray Lewis-type leaders.

The fact is there is only one Ray Lewis. Just like there's only one Adrian Peterson, one Tom Brady, one Peyton Manning, one Jason Witten, one Reggie Wayne and one DeMarcus Ware.

"It's unfair to compare anybody to Ray Lewis," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.

But if you have players with leadership skills who contribute at an elite level, it might help your football team win games.

Might.

A criticism of the Cowboys in recent years has been the lack of leadership. And with the Cowboys getting ready to face the Ravens on Sunday, leadership was again a topic around Valley Ranch.

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