Victor Butler: A Dallas Gem from the Fourth Round Shines

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by James Williamson in NFL
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Out of the team's 12 draft draft selections made this past April, the Dallas Cowboys picked up several players who converted from their original positions to outside linebacker. However, Brandon Williams and Stephen Hodge are on the injured reserve, and Jason Williams has been on the injury report with a high ankle sprain (though should be back relatively soon). However, one linebacker still remained and he was a steal. His name is Victor Butler. Butler is a fourth-round draft choice the Cowboys picked up to address depth at linebacker after Kevin Burnett and Zach Thomas left the team while Greg Ellis was getting older. I didn't expect heÆd be getting this much playing time for Dallas, but Ellis, in his unhappiness, finally left Dallas after the team released him on his own request. Ellis ...

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