Cowboys legends Troy Aikman, DeMarcus Ware aim pointed criticism at team’s effort, leadership in 2020

Dez Bryant quickly changed his mind about quitting the 2020 season after being deleted from the Week 13 contest between the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys due to a last-minute positive COVID-19 test. The question is, will the Cowboys do the same, because one of their legends believes he saw them give up at some point during the 33-17 mashing at the hands of reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson. Now owners of a 3-9 record and failing to have won two games in a row all season, the team is drawing a mountain of criticism from its own legends, the most recent being Troy Aikman and DeMarcus Ware, who are both disheartened at what they’re witnessing in 2020.

Aikman, a living legend in North Texas and Hall of Famer who led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl wins during the dynasty of the 1990s, often pointed at concerns over the team’s effort and execution on Tuesday night — to the point he eventually found himself at a loss for words.

“I mean, I don’t know,” he said, befuddled at what he was witnessing from a defense that allowed 294 rushing yards. “I just don’t know where this organization — where they go. There are just so many things that have to be addressed this offseason.”

The Ravens fell just six yards shy of posting two 100-yard rushers in the game, Jackson having 94 yards on the ground himself with another two passing touchdowns to help seal the Cowboys fate. One of the more backbreaking of his runs came on fourth-and-2 from the Cowboys 37-yard line, when he tore off a 37-yard rushing touchdown that saw linebacker Leighton Vander Esch turn into a spinning dreidel.