Longtime Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher decided to call it a career rather than change his uniform for the first time in his career, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t consider who would have been the best options if he decided to return to the field. According to the Dallas Morning News, Urlacher would have been interested in playing with the Dallas Cowboys .
Urlacher went as far as to call the situation “ideal”, but the Cowboys apparently never returned any interest.
“If I could have picked a spot, it would have been Dallas,“ Urlacher said. “[The Cowboys] run our defense. They took our [defensive] coordinator. That would have been ideal. But they have two really good young linebackers.”
Even with “two really good linebackers,” the Cowboys should have done what they could to bring in Urlacher.
Not only would he have provided a lot of leadership to the team that clearly needs it, but he is familiar with the system and could have helped the team in their transition to the 4-3 defense.
Ultimately, Dallas said no thank you, like they did to Ray Lewis when he was a free agent, and that could prove to be a mistake.