When discussing the immediate aftermath of the Sean Lee injury, one of the names mentioned was former Saints middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Ed Werder of ESPN adds another more interesting — and more experienced — name to the pile, mentioning that Brian Urlacher is on the list of players the Cowboys will consider.
Now, consider is a broad word. Lots of teams consider lots of stuff. But if the Cowboys are looking for a two-down inside linebacker, there are probably worse options.
Urlacher played for FOX last year, after the Bears let him walk and no one else offered him enough money to keep playing.
If he’s in shape and prepared to go through the football grind again (and that’s a real if), Urlacher would be interesting.
His skills were nearly perfectly suited for the middle linebacker’s job in the Tampa 2 defense Rod Marinelli’s running for the Cowboys.
And while there’s no indication if Urlacher even wants to come back, it’s the kind of name hire that would please the owner, who ginned up considerable attention for himself with his infatuation with a certain Jonathan Football earlier this spring.