It’s no secret that Tony Romo and Jason Garrett are Cowboys lifers.
Despite the lack of consistent success Jason Garrett has had as Dallas Cowboys head coach he is beloved by the organization and Jerry Jones.
Tony Romo, despite only winning two playoff games, is the all-time leading passer in Cowboys history.
More recently, Romo has become the media darling in sports commentary with his clairvoyant color analysis for the NFL on CBS.
Apparently though, Romo and Garrett have at least one detractor and he let loose on both Tuesday.
Clarence Hill of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram details one former Cowboy who could care less for Tony Romo and Jason Garrett.
Ex-Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher, who played 8 years with the Cowboys and Romo, went on 105.3 The Fan and ripped Romo as a bad leader, who didn’t have the ‘it’ factor, and would have rather played with Dak Prescott if he had the chance.
“Romo was feeling like he was a Brett Favre and I’m like ‘dude, you ain’t do nothing. What have you done? You got your own space that you leave … don’t come in the locker room an interact with your teammates, but you call yourself a leader? Nah, partner. It don’t work like that.’
Hatcher then turned his attention to Jason Garrett accusing the then offensive coordinator of the Cowboys of sabotaging then HC Wade Phillips saying,
“Let me tell you something. I’m going to tell you the truth. I saw Jason Garrett sabotage this man.”
“We ran three plays three freaking plays (before Wade was fired). I don’t care what the media say. We was flying around. We was out of pads in week 7 (in 2009). We was beating people’s heads in. Now we go into camp cupcake (in 2010) and do what Wade don’t want to do. We get in pads, we beat each other down. We tired, we not fresh. And then you go and call three or four plays (Garrett) till this man gets fired.”
Hatcher doesn’t subscribe to the narrative that the reason Phillips was fired by the Cowboys because the players quit on him, according to Hill.
Hatcher absolutely believes that Garrett had a hand in the demise of Wade Phillips who was fired in 2010.
Every player has their own experience with respect to coaches and teammates. For every Jason Hatcher, there is a Garrett Guy or Tony Romo’s best friend, Jason Witten there to defend them.
One thing is for sure though, Hatcher believes every word he said and you will not be able to convince him otherwise.
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