Brian Urlacher wanted to join Cowboys before retiring


If Brian Urlacher could have chosen where to play in 2013, it would have been Dallas. Urlacher and the Chicago Bears failed to work out a deal early in the offseason and the linebacker sought jobs elsewhere.

“If I could have picked a spot, it would have been Dallas,” said Urlacher in a interview with the Chicago Tribune. “They run our defense. They took our d-coordinator (Rod Marinelli). That would have been ideal. But they have two really good young linebackers.”

Stephen Jones shot down the idea of Urlacher joining the Cowboys in March.

“Any time you’re talking about a Hall of Fame player in Urlacher, you don’t ever dismiss Hall of Famers, in my book,” Jones said during the NFL owners meetings. “It would be difficult – he obviously plays what Sean Lee plays – to move everything around for a year. Doesn’t really make a lot of sense.”

How much help Urlacher would have provided the Cowboys is debatable but what can not be argued is that the 13-year veteran saw Dallas as a good fit.

If Urlacher’s NFL career is truly over he could quickly transition into a analyst role with Fox Sports as there is interest on the networks end.

“We have had a great relationship with Brian over the years both on a national level on our ‘Fox NFL Sunday’ pregame show and game broadcasts and local level on our Fox Chicago postgame shows,” said Dan Bell, VP, Communications for Fox Sports. “If he is interested in pursuing a career as an NFL television analyst, we are interested in talking to him.’’

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