Tony Romo was a bad leader and Jason Garrett sabotaged Wade Phillips, according to former Cowboy

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo hasn’t played football since 2016, but he’s still taking criticism from his teammates. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher ripped into Romo during a radio interview Tuesday, accusing the former quarterback of only caring about himself, according to the Star-Telegram.

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Romo wasn’t the only one in Hatcher’s verbal crosshairs, though. He also took Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to task, claiming Garrett sabotaged Wade Phillips so he could take over as head coach.

While appearing on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday, Hatcher lit into Romo, saying he wasn’t a team player, according to the Star-Telegram.

“Romo didn’t have the it factor to make people around him better,” Hatcher said. “I think when I was there he thought he was bigger than the team. It was like Romo and then the team. Like nobody in the locker room is really going to respect you like that. I really don’t respect him as a player based on what he did to the team where a lot of people didn’t see.”

Hatcher spent eight season on the Cowboys with Romo. He left in 2014 to play in Washington, D.C. Though Hatcher never overlapped with Dak Prescott, he was adamant he would take Prescott over Romo any day.

Hatcher also lobbed some serious accusations at Garrett. He believes Garrett intentionally sabotaged Phillips during the 2010 season so he could take over as the team’s head coach. According to Hatcher, Garrett didn’t run the full playbook until Phillips got the axe.

Let me tell you something. I’m going to tell you the truth. I saw Jason Garrett sabotage this man,” Hatcher said. “We ran three plays three freaking plays (before Wade was fired). I don’t care what the media say.”

Garrett and the Cowboys went 5-3 after Garrett took over. They scored 30 points four times in those games after scoring 30 points just once when Phillips was the head coach that year.

While hellacious, Hatcher’s comments likely won’t have an impact on the Cowboys next season. Romo no longer plays for the team, so none of that criticism matters. Garrett is still coaching, but he just led the Cowboys to a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance.

If Hatcher had made those comments when the Cowboys were 1-3, people might take more notice. Making them on the same day the New York Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. and the New York Jets signed Le’Veon Bell isn’t going to move the needle all that much.

Related: See the players that have switched teams so far this offseason: 

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WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Traded from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns

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RB Le'Veon Bell

Left the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency to sign with the New York Jets

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QB Joe Flacco

Traded from the Baltimore Ravens to the Denver Broncos

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QB Case Keenum

Traded from the Denver Broncos to the Washington Redskins

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

WR Antonio Brown

Traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders

(Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

DE Trey Flowers

Left the New England Patriots in free agency to sign with the Detroit Lions

(Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

OT Trent Brown

Left the New England Patriots in free agency to sign with the Oakland Raiders

(Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

WR Danny Amendola

Left the Miami Dolphins in free agency to join the Detroit Lions

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S Landon Collins

Left the New York Giants in free agency to sign with the Washington Redskins

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

WR DeSean Jackson

Traded from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Philadelphia Eagles 

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

OL Terrell Suggs

Left the Baltimore Ravens in free agency to join the Arizona Cardinals

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

RB Frank Gore

Left the Miami Dolphins in free agency to sign with the Buffalo Bills

(Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

QB Nick Foles

Left the Philadelphia Eagles in free agency to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

LB C.J. Mosley

Left the Baltimore Ravens in free agency to sign with the New York Jets

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

WR Jamison Crowder

Left the Washington Redskins in free agency to sign with the New York Jets

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

TE Jesse James

Left the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency to sign with the Detroit Lions

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S Eric Weddle

Left the Baltimore Ravens in free agency to sign with the Los Angeles Rams

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

RB Carlos Hyde

Left the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs

(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

DE Michael Bennett

Traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the New England Patriots

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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