Steelers safety Will Allen spent last season with the Dallas Cowboys and told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday that the atmosphere that surrounds them makes it very hard to win.
“It was a very micro-managed atmosphere. Everything was heightened. Everything was very hyped. I didn’t feel the relationship and the bonding between players and coaches,” Allen said via ProFootballTalk.com. “…I think that’s the rift that you get and everybody wonders why Dallas can’t win; why Dallas isn’t completing everything it needs to. The players are great. The players are tremendous. The coaches are some of the best in the business. You just need a cohesion there that allows players and coaches to really execute and do their jobs and it’s not something hanging over their heads.”
Allen said e felt like there wasn’t much room for error as a member of the Cowboys, which doesn’t make playing for them fun.
“That’s not fun for anybody,” Allen said. “…We understand that it’s a business but football is a business. Winning is our business. But if we’re not a team, if we’re not together in it all, then we have nothing.”