Charles Haley was outspoken during his playing career and he's kept outspoken in retirement.
In an appearance on ESPN Radio 103.3 Dallas's Steve Dennis and Tim Cowlishaw Show on Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys legend laid into his former club's lack of success in 2017.
"I don't think they understand what it takes to win a game," Haley said. "If you want to look back, if that was Coach [Jimmy] Johnson, we would've worked harder than we did last year just to repeat that part of it. I don't see that maturity where guys are doing their own thing out there. When the coach says run 10, you run 15, or you grab your teammates and go run. They took 13-3 for granted and they thought, 'OK, we'll win the Super Bowl the next year.'"
While the team finished 9-7, it missed the playoffs for sixth time in eight seasons. Haley says blame for the step back the team took from a 13-3 season in 2016 goes around the organization.
"I blame everybody," Haley said. "It's one team and everybody's together. And that's the key. I go over there and I tell guys, 'Man, Jerry built this house for a bunch of damn losers.' And they get mad. They have to do something about it. I can't do anything about it, I can't play. All I can do is give you some knowledge."
Haley spent five years with the Cowboys from 1992 to 1996 in between two different stints with the San Francisco 49ers. Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015, Haley is a five-time Super Bowl champion.
The native of Gladys, VA believes the fear factor the Cowboys once possessed is now gone.
"I tell those guys nobody's scared of them," Haley said. "Ain't nobody in the league scared of y'all. What y'all been doing is listening to people saying you've got the best offensive line in the business. I said who's scared of y'all? Huh? Those little things like that, those intangibles, the attitude you take to the field [matters]. ... I go over there and I watch guys work. I watch them go through drills. They go through three or four drills and they're gassed."
Haley believes that social media is giving players big heads.
"The egos are so big and they're so busy getting on Twitter and Facebook and everything else - maybe they should get in that playbook," Haley said. "Maybe they should learn how to rush, catch and block."
The Cowboys have not commented on his remarks.