After four seasons with the Panthers, linebacker Dan Connor signed a free agent contract with the Cowboys in March. And he believes he’s now on a team that’s going places.
“It’s an unbelievable team,” Connor told Fox Sports Southwest. “This is a great group of guys. Great coaching staff. Everything’s been smooth. It’s something to be excited about. The fans should be real excited about the team they put together here.”
Connor started most of the games he played in Carolina the last two seasons, but it remains to be seen whether he’ll start in Dallas this year. Sean Lee will be one of the starting inside linebackers, and Connor is competing with Bruce Carter, last year’s second-round draft pick, for the other starting spot. Regardless of whether he wins the competition for the starting job or not, Connor said he believes he’ll play a lot.
“Any team I’ve been on, it’s hard to get through the season with just the starting linebackers,” Connor said. “You need guys who can come in and play, if injury happens or even just rotational, give a guy a break or give Sean a breather here and there. It’s never been a problem having too many good ‘backers.”
With DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer on the outside bracketing Connor, Lee and Carter on the inside, the Cowboys definitely think they have a lot of good ‘backers. Even if the Cowboys have a ways to go before they’ve proven they deserve to be called an unbelievable team.