DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Following an ugly loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones blasted a report in which a player anonymously criticized the abilities of the coaching staff.
In that report, which came from NFL Network reporter Jane Slater, the still anonymous player labeled the staff as "totally unprepared", and went on to say that "They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.” The player even went as far to say that "they just aren’t good at their jobs.”
As one would expect, this report caused a ripple effect through the media and the locker room, to the point where Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch even labeled the anonymous player as a coward to the media.
"I think if you're going to put it out there and not put your name on it, I think you're an absolute coward," said Vander Esch. "Simple as that. Own up to it."
On Sunday, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson, who led the team to back-to-back Super Bowls during the 1992 and 1993 seasons, decided to weighed in on the matter... and he did not pull his punches.
On the Fox Pregame show, Johnson labeled the situation as "Total BS," adding "Unnamed players criticizing the coaching? If you’re not gonna put your name on in it, keep your mouth shut and play. You look at these defensive players, maybe they’re not quite as good as they think they are.”
Johnson, who was always known for his fiery personality, was no stranger to dealing with drama in the locker room, coaching and succeeding with one of the most publicized locker rooms in NFL history during his time in Dallas.
Either way though, the Cowboys must try and find a way to bury the controversy and get a win on Sunday, or risk losing their slim grip on the NFC East division.