Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
Brian Urlacher to the Dallas Cowboys just makes too much sense not to happen. The Cowboys are transitioning to Monte Kiffin's 4-3, Tampa-2 scheme and few players know it better than Urlacher.
The system demands a cerebral and athletic middle linebacker. Urlacher is both, although his physical skill aren't what they were.
Yet that's a little unfair, because in his day, few middle linebackers were as dynamic and active as Urlacher. He would provide vital scheme knowledge to a defense that has played some version of a 3-4 since 2006.
The Cowboys have some superb young talent at linebacker in Sean Lee and Bruce Carter. However, both have struggled with injuries.
Lee was lost for the season in Week 7, due to a toe injury. Carter, at least, lasted until Week 12, before being lost with an elbow injury.
Signing Urlacher would not only provide quality insurance. It would also give Kiffin a credible third linebacker who would round out a group perfectly suited to his system.
Like their arch-rivals, the Redskins, the Cowboys don't have much cap space. However, they should be able to tempt Urlacher into one more season in a scheme he's played most of his career,