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Cowboys free agent Victor Butler might finally get some playing time, and could face his old mates twice a year.
Yesterday, I posted an article about the Cowboys free agents. In it, I gave Victor Butler little chance of returning. It wasn't because Dallas didn't want him, but because other teams were circling, meaning his price would be prohibitive for the cash-strapped Cowboys.Teams mentioned for Butler's services included the Jets and the Browns. Well, turns out a team within our own division is showing deep interest in Butler.
Over at Bleeding Green Nation, they note that Jason La Confora has tweeted that the Eagles are talking to Butler, along with Connor Barwin. Butler was always stuck behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, but in his brief times on the field, he tends to make an impact in the pass rush. Of course, the flip-side is his rush defense which is definitely suspect.
In other possible Cowboys-related free agent news, the Bears are expected to release a defensive tackle. Amobi Okoye is already a free agent from the Bears defensive line, now Matt Toeaina may join him. Almost anybody released from the Bears on defense is going to be linked to the Cowboys because of Rod Marinelli. In this case, depending on what Marinelli thinks about him, it could have some merit. Why? Because he would likely come cheap.
The Bears are expected to release veteran defensive tackle Matt Toeaina, who is expected to decline a pay cut, according to a league source.
Toeaina was due a $760,000 base salary, with a $290,000 roster bonus and $75,000 workout bonus.
But, the guys at Windy City Gridiron thought he was a bust, and not worth the time.
Toeaina had appeared in 35 games for the Bears, never living up to the potential that many had hoped for from him. Registering two sacks (2010) in his entire time career, he was not much of a force up the middle to be reckoned with.