With Dallas Cowboys Sean Lee’s before season-season ending injury, The Cowboys are hitting the phones hard to find a viable replacement. Many, like myself, expected to hear a few names from the undrafted rookie pool, but instead the two names that surfaced were former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher and former New Orleans Saint Jonathon Vilma.
Funny, they have been out the league for a little over a year and many are treating the mention of their names like they are throwbacks from the early 90’s.
At age 36 and plagued with the injury bug at the end of his his career, I could see why the sideways doggie look when hearing Urlacher’s name shouldn’t be a shocker. I mean one would have to assume he is probably not in football shape. Oh and ummmk have anyone even called to man to see if he even wanted to plant a few guys on the turf again?
Here’s how this all got started. Urlacher and Vilma were simply a few names thrown aroubnd in an internal team meeting to fill Kee’s shoes. a recent Twitter posting by ESPN’s Ed Werder from a team source stated, ” Cowboys have internally discussed Brian Urlacher & Jonathan Vilma, taoed watched and evaluated. Team source on how much interest: “Not Much.” There you have it, but hey made for a great way to shake up the gans and sports media wires.
From my point of view, I believe the team is looking for fill Sean Lee’s shoes with the style of play Vilma and Urlacher displayed on the field. That tenacity, hunger, drive, results and passion they showed only with a birth year between 1990 – 1993.
We will keep you posted of ongoing updates on this story.