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Cowboys executive VP on Brian Urlacher: "Doesn't really make a lot of sense"

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The one club not named the Bears linked to Brian Urlacher is the Dallas Cowboys.

That's because Rod Marinelli, the Bears defensive coordinator, left to become the defensive line coach in Dallas and to help install the 4-3 Tampa Two scheme there.

But Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones seemed to indicate that Urlacher isn't in his team's plans.

"He has a history with Rod, so we've gotten a good indication what that's all about there. You're talking about a Hall of Fame player here, an Urlacher. You don't ever dismiss Hall of Famers in my book," Jones said today. "But obviously it'd be difficult. He plays what Sean plays and to move everything around for a year doesn't really make a lot of sense. But at the same time you don't ever rule it out."

Jones is referring to Sean Lee, the team's 26-year-old middle linebacker. He only played six games last season, due to an injury, but he was viewed as an up-and-coming star after the 2011 season.

In addition, the Cowboys have the least salary cap room in the NFL as they work aggressively to sign quarterback Tony Romo to a long-term deal.

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The more teams like Dallas, who realize that Urlacher 'doesn't make sense' for them to sign for maybe just one year, the better it is for the Bears.

Sooner or later, Urlacher and his agent will realize that the only real option to PLAY, is with the Bears. If he doesn't want to play for ONLY a couple of million dollars for this season, he will retire as a Bear.

Brian Urlacher is..... the HEART OF THE BEARS ... THE SOUL OF THE BEARS AND STILL A GREAT PLAYER
A MOTIVATOR , A CONFIDANT, A CHEERLEADER AND COACH
HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED Da Bears really messed this one up

The Bears need to respectfully negotiate a worth while contract for Urlacher. I know this is about the business between the Bears and other teams in the legaue, but let's eb real hear Urlacher has put is heart and soul into this organization and I feel that they need to restructure his contract. What the organization needs to worry about is how they going to keep competitive in the next 2013-3014 season, and figure out a much better running game.

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