After being released by the Dallas Cowboys following the NFL lockout of 2011, a move that was motivated by financial concerns on the part of the team, Leonard Davis spent the 2011 season in football limbo--he was signed to a deal with the Detroit Lions midway through the year but remained inactive for his entire stint with the team.
Fast forward a year and change, and Davis is preparing to play for a Super Bowl title as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
“It’s always been a dream, not only to play in the NFL but play and win a Super Bowl,” Davis said Tuesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I know some guys it takes a little longer. Some guys never make it. They play this long but they never make it. …I’m grateful for this opportunity to play and have a chance to be world champions.”
Davis holds no ill will toward the Cowboys, but he readily admits that he wishes the team would have made more of their opportunities while he was in Dallas.
“I feel like we could have done more,” Davis said. “I think I feel like that all the time. There are always areas of improvement. I have a lot of fond memories there. I made a lot of friends. Just the time there, I built up a lot of relationships with coaches and players and even staff. We had a lot of fun. The only thing is not winning when we had opportunities. I think that’s any team when you really feel like you had a chance to do something and come up short. You can become disappointed. Sometimes it can grind at you. But you’ve got to move on.”
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