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James Washington slams current Dallas Cowboys roster as selfish

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Ask Dallas Cowboys fans what has been the main issue with their team this season, and the majority of them will probably point you in the direction of their extensive injury issues.

But, while there is no doubt that the long-time absence of the likes of Dez Bryant and Tony Romo has been a big influence behind the team's 2-7 record, one man who won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys has other ideas.

Not impressed

James Washington, a key part of the Dallas team that won back-to-back titles in '92 and '93, has today slammed the current roster for what he sees as selfish play that is holding the franchise back.

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"When I look at this current Dallas football team, they’re trying to play for individuals," the former safety told Inside The Star.

"This particular team has a bunch of “I’s” that don’t care about the team.”

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Washington played alongside some of the most volatile players ever to done the famous lone star jersey, but argued that, whilst many of the big name players created headlines, they were all focussed on the same goal.

Big difference

"Start with Michael Irvin, Nate Newton, Charles Haley, to just name a few. I mean we had a distraction every year.”

“Those guys who played on championship teams … they play for each other. They don’t play for the coaching staff, they don’t play for the ownership of the team. They play for each other.”

Washington's comments are unlikely to sit well with the current crop of stars playing at AT&T Stadium. However, there have certainly been signs pointing toward a fractured, if not selfish, camp at times this season.

Greg Hardy, for instance, has been seen confronting teammates and coaches on the sidelines on at least two occasions.

"This particular team has a bunch of “I’s” that don’t care about the team.” - James Washington

With the 2015 incarnation of the Cowboys looking as far away from a Super Bowl as ever, they could do worse than taking on board the advice from a man who has two rings to back up his words.

Cowboys fans: Do you agree with Washington, are the 2015 team not playing for each other? Have your say in the comments below...

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