Brian Urlacher is a sure-fire hall of famer. The eight time pro bowler, 2005 defensive player of the year, and member of the 2000s all decade team hung up his cleats last year in favor of a commentary position at Fox Sports.
The question now becomes whether Urlacher will have four years to prepare his speech, or will he have to postpone that date in order to make an NFL comeback.
Reports surfaced last week that the Dallas Cowboys, reeling from their loss of Sean Lee due to an ACL tear, may be interested in signing the former Bears great to help one of the worst defenses in the entire NFL.
According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Urlacher likely won’t be throwing on pads anytime soon for the Cowboys:
Cowboys have internally discussed Brian Urlacher and Jon Vilma, tape watched and evaluated. Team source on how much interest: “Not much.”
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) June 2, 2014
It would be hard to expect Urlacher to have stayed in football ready shape throughout last season while he was an analyst watching from the sidelines. It would be quite the task for Urlacher to return to top form for the Cowboys, or any other team for that matter.
On top of that, there has been no word from Urlacher himself regarding his interest level in returning to the NFL. It is not as if Urlacher would be returning to an elite squad; he would be returning to a depleted defense who was the NFL’s worst in 2013.
As of now, expect Urlacher to stay with Fox Sports as an analyst for the upcoming season.