The Dallas Cowboys have suffered a horrific start to pre-season activities. Star linebacker Sean Lee suffered a season ending injury in the very first practice of the year and an already below-par defense was made even worse with one slip from Lee and a push from a rookie offensive lineman.
Well rumours circulated this morning that former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher might just be set to get the call from defensive co-ordinator Rod Marinelli who has a hell of a job on his hands to get his side ship-shape.
But as soon as those talks started to emerge they have quickly been shot down. By the same man who made the calls saying Urlacher was in.
ESPN are great at creating news stories and then having more of their "analysts and experts" talk about it to generate buzz. But this is even more impressive.
Never before has the same reporter created talks and then moved to quash it mere hours later. That special congratulations has to go to Ed Werder. Round of applause for you Ed. He then quite hilariously tweeted out "Despite one opinion to the contrary, I don't think it is inconsistent to report Cowboys considering Brian Urlacher, then quantify interest." Basically saying that there is interest from the Cowboys, it's just 0% though.
An Urlacher comeback is almost completely off the books. The Bears had a need at the position last season and didn't give him the call. Urlacher played there for 13 seasons and the Bears still didn't consider a viable option. That speaks volumes about how near he is to an NFL return right about now.