Unless they are.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Urlacher is a viable option for the Cowboys, who are trying to replace middle linebacker Sean Lee. Whether Urlacher progresses from viable option to member of the team depends on whether the younger players pegged to replace Lee step up, including Anthony Hitchens and DeVonte Holloman.
Urlacher, who retired last year in lieu of taking only $2 million to stay with the Bears, has stayed in shape and has some interest in joining the Cowboys. For now, many dominoes must fall before Urlacher is chasing around the likes of LeSean McCoy and RGIII. But it’s not as much of a long shot as it’s being portrayed.
And that could be the best way for the Cowboys to get the youngsters to step up. If they don’t, a potential Hall of Fame could be coming to town to show them how it’s done.