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Urlacher would have played for Cowboys

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07:00 AM ET 05.24 | Brian Urlacher walked away from football this week, somewhat ironically on good knees. "I wanted to feel good in the offseason," Urlacher said. "I had a little pain after the season. But my knee feels unreal now. Good timing, huh?" ... Although the Bears seemed to leave open the possibility of an Urlacher return months after sending out a parting news release, such a scenario never materialized. Some speculated Urlacher would end up with the rival Vikings based on that team's need for a middle linebacker. Only one team outside of the Bears truly intrigued Urlacher. "If I could have picked a spot, it would have been Dallas," Urlacher said. "(The Cowboys) run our defense. They took our d-coordinator (Rod Marinelli). That would have been ideal."

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May 24, 2013  07:43 AM ET

I'm so happy for him.

May 24, 2013  08:00 AM ET

You can say whatever you want at this point, no one can prove you wrong

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May 24, 2013  08:18 AM ET
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Wouldn't have mattered. Cowboy's have no direction.

We'll see about that.

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May 24, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Jets can't be mentioned in the same sentence. Talk about suck. Whew

May 24, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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There's no no seeing about it, as long as the Jets suck, the Cowboy's have no direction

Not getting the correlation.. Elaborate.

May 24, 2013  08:49 AM ET

There was no market for him. Not now. Said it before, the league will let you know when it is time....

May 24, 2013  08:55 AM ET

Sit back and wait for the HOF invitation, Brian. It's OK to go out healthy.

May 24, 2013  08:58 AM ET
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Sit back and wait for the HOF invitation, Brian. It's OK to go out healthy.

True. Tebow did, his fans should be happy for him.

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May 24, 2013  09:38 AM ET

I would have like to have seen what kind of safety he would have been in the NFL.

May 24, 2013  09:56 AM ET

What if Belichik called? I think he'd listen.

May 24, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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What if Belichik called? I think he'd listen.

The Dark Lord wouldn't give him half of what the Bears would have paid him.

There was more to Urlacher's odyssey this spring than wanting to play for a contender.

May 24, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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In other words.....the Cowboy's aren't winning anything. Their GM has no clue, their owner has no clue, their fanbase has no clue!!

Here now...


I'll have you know I have a clue and I will be happy to show it to you as soon as my wife gives it back to me.

May 24, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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The Dark Lord wouldn't give him half of what the Bears would have paid him.There was more to Urlacher's odyssey this spring than wanting to play for a contender.

He did not want to play for the money he was worth this year, but the money he thought he was still worth. He is not even close to the player he was, but the player is always the last to see it.

May 24, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sit back and wait for the HOF invitation, Brian. It's OK to go out healthy.

This.

May 24, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Here now... I'll have you know I have a clue and I will be happy to show it to you as soon as my wife gives it back to me.

Does she call that "safe keeping"?

May 24, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Does she call that "safe keeping"?

I suppose you could look at it that way...

 
May 24, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Here now... I'll have you know I have a clue and I will be happy to show it to you as soon as my wife gives it back to me.

That's better than her taking your house and half your money.

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