Dallas Cowboys have lowered the bar

Bill Parcells made every player tougher; Wade Phillips makes them more sensitive

Updated: October 15, 2010, 10:33 AM ET
By Ed Werder | ESPNDallas.com

The Dallas Cowboys locker room is the absolute worst place to look for the supposed leaders of the Dallas Cowboys locker room. Or at least it is following defeats, and especially when that happens to be a disturbingly frequent outcome.

One exception is defensive lineman Marcus Spears, who is readily available and uniquely insightful.

It was after one of these cataclysmic defeats, though not the most recent, that I noted to Spears he had been drafted by a head coach at one end of ...

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