In the wake of the Sean Lee injury, reports surfaced that the Cowboys were considering retired Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher as a potential replacement. On Monday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett put some distance between the team and Urlacher’s name, saying they’re content with the position group they have in-house.
“We have 90 guys on our roster that we’re excited about,” Garrett said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We drafted a couple of linebackers, we have some young guys we feel good about, so we want to give those guys every opportunity. We have some veteran players who weren’t completely healthy all last year, so we want to make sure they have an opportunity to work at some of those spots inside and just see who on our football team right now rises to the occasion.
“We’ve got to make sure we give them every opportunity. We’re always looking at the landscape of players--free agents on the street, trade opportunities, anybody who we think can help our football team at any position--we’re always doing that. But we like the guys we have right now and the competition we have going.”
For what it’s worth, even if the Cowboys were very interested in Urlacher, it seems unlikely that the feeling would be mutual in any way. Urlacher retired as a Bear (and an all-time franchise great) prior to the 2013 season, and has been vocal about his contentedness with life after football.
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