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Report: Cowboys Looking at Brian Urlacher?

Urlacher last played a snap in 2012

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With Sean Lee done for the year with a torn ACL, suffered at the first workout of OTAs last week, the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for some linebacker help--and according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, there are a couple big names on the team’s radar.

In a tweet sent out this morning, Werder writes that Dallas will consider Jonathan Vilma and Brian Urlacher, among others. Vilma, most recently of the New Orleans Saints, is a free agent; Urlacher is retired--he last played in 2012, under current Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, in Chicago--and has been outspokenly happy about his decision to walk away from the game prior to the 2013 season.

Which is to say, neither option seems very likely.

For now, the Cowboys are relying on fourth round pick Anthony Hitchens and 2013 sixth round pick DeVonte Holloman to take Lee’s reps in practice. But Hitchens and Holloman, promising as they may be at times, aren’t Lee--so the team will surely continue their search as we inch closer to camp.

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