After Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant suffered a broken foot in the season opener against the Giants on September 13 of last year, anyone close to the league knew the team would be looking for receivers. This included the wife of Brice Butler, who predicted Butler’s trade to the Cowboys two days later.
Previously a Raider, Butler and a sixth round pick were sent to the Cowboys in exchange for a conditional fifth round pick on September 15.
“So when I got cut, I was talking to my wife and she was like 'Hey, I think you are going to Dallas.' And I was like 'No I'm not. I'm not going to Dallas. There's no way I'm going to Dallas. They have guys. They don't need me.' And she was like 'Well, they just tried out four guys and they didn't take none of them, so I feel like you are going to Dallas,’” Butler recalled on ESPN Radio-94.5 FM San Antonio, via the Dallas Morning News. “And literally like 10 minutes later, I heard my phone ring and my agent said I got traded to the Cowboys and I was like 'Whaaaat?'
“I was more in shock that she said it and it happened as quick right after she said it.”
Butler ended up appearing in seven games for the Cowboys, starting two, and finished with 12 catches for 258 yards.