The Cowboys defense was decimated by injuries all over the board. The unit that might have been hit the hardest is the defensive line, and Jason Hatcher was a standout player in that group. He led the Cowboys with 11 sacks and many felt like he was worthy of a Pro Bowl nod, but ultimately he wasn’t selected.
Hatcher is heading into free agency meaning his tenure in Dallas with the Cowboys could be over. This is when the sport of football becomes more business and less personal and Hatcher realizes that.
“This is business,” Hatcher said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “Emotions are out of it.”
Asked what he thinks about whether he will be back with the Cowboys, Hatcher elaborated.
“I don’t know, man. My feelings are just, I’m numb right now,” Hatcher said. “Whatever happens, happens. It’s up in the air, I really don’t care whether I go or whether I stay. It’d be awesome to stay here and finish my career here, but if not, I have to move on. It’s a business. You can’t get any emotions involved or you’ll find yourself in a bad situation.”
If defensive line coach Rod Marinelli stays, he’d be appealing to work with again. It’d he hard to turn down a big pay day though as Hatcher’s career enters the twilight years and the Cowboys and their tight cap situation couldn’t offer as much money as another team.