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Tony Romo criticized by Dallas Cowboys' Jason Hatcher

Fans aren't the only one imploring the Dallas Cowboys to run the ball more.

On NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport relayed a story about Cowboys defensive lineman Jason Hatcher getting after Tony Romo in practice this week after the quarterback audibled away from a run play, only to throw a pick six.

Romo audibled to pass three times in last week's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Rapoport reported there is an undercurrent of frustration in the Cowboys' locker room, especially on the defensive side of the ball, due to the number of times Romo has audibled away from the run.

Later in a team meeting, Hatcher called out all his teammates -- including Romo -- according to Rapoport. Hatcher told teammates that everyone needed to do their jobs with a sense of urgency.

NFL Media columnist Mike Silver asked Cowboys coach Jason Garrett about Hatcher's speech.

"You want your leaders to lead," Garrett told Silver. "Jason's been a good player here for awhile, and it's good for people like him to speak up. It was all positive. He didn't call anybody out. He just talked about a sense of urgency and what we all need to accomplish as a team."

Another Cowboys source told Silver that the frustration wasn't so much with Romo's audibles. The main concern was that Romo gets a bit "pass-heavy" when running the no-huddle offense. But that is the case with "any quarterback anywhere," the source said.

We knew the Cowboys' running game would be watched closely against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Apparently, so will Romo's audible calls.

UPDATE: Following the Cowboys' blowout win over the Rams on Sunday, Hatcher was asked about his feelings for Romo and whether or not he got on his quarterback.

"I wasn’t getting on Romo," Hatcher told reporters. "He’s the best quarterback in the league."

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