The reaction to how the Dallas Cowboys offensive line reacted to Sunday’s dirty hit on Andy Dalton by Washington Football Team linebacker Jon Bostic continues to be in the news as Richard Sherman is the latest to give his take on it.
The 49ers cornerback told Cris Collinsworth this week that the Cowboys disaster is squarely on the shoulders of Mike McCarthy and how he’s handling the adversity faced by his 2-5 team.
Sherman believes that McCarthy’s team’s attitude is a reflection of leadership.
“Something is broken” with Dallas.
“If you’re in Tampa and somebody hits Tom Brady like that, I don’t think that guy makes it off the field,” Sherman said this week on The Cris Collinsworth Podcast. “If you’re in Seattle and that happens to Russell Wilson, I don’t think that guy makes it off the field. If you’re in New Orleans and it happens to Drew, that guy doesn’t make it off the field.”
“That’s how football goes. You hit the quarterback, you cheap shot him, the team defends him. That’s what you do. I think there’s something to be said about the leadership of Mike McCarthy and the way his team is responding to adversity. It’s a disaster everywhere.”
Troy Aikman said this week that the team appeared to be more concerned with making sure Dalton was okay rather than fighting back.
“I think that if this offensive line was the group that we are accustomed to seeing over the years with Travis Frederick and Tyron Smith and Zack Martin, that reaction would have been a lot different,” Aikman said. “It definitely would have been different as well had it been Dak Prescott. So you go back to how much do these guys truly interact and gotten to know each other? To me, that’s what I kind of got from it. And the reality that these linemen that were playing, they are all pretty young guys. They’re young, green guys trying to figure it out for themselves.”
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