Dez has some if the same traits that Irvin had as a player. The difference is the attitude of Dez's teammates. Leading by example is a good thing , but it has been used as an excuse for no leadership with this current team. I agreed with Sapp when he said that Ware couldn't lead ants to a picnic. The same leadership questions has been asked about Romo and Witten and their way if leading by example. It hasn't worked. I enjoyed Irvin and Aikman's way of leadership. Troy would rip into his line when they didn't block. Irvin led with a passion that few others could match. They wanted 100% effort and demanded it from their teammates. There is not a leader on the current team with that attitude and it shows.