Brian Urlacher: Playing for the Cowboys “would have been ideal”

Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher told the Dallas Morning News that it was time for him to retire.

”Everyone wants you to keep playing and I wanted to keep playing too,“ Urlacher said. ”I just don’t think I can play at the level I want to play at, so I’m not going to do it. My body won’t let me.“

Urlacher also admitted it would have been nice to play for the Cowboys.

”If I could have picked a spot, it would have been Dallas,“ Urlacher said. ”(The Cowboys) run our defense. They took our d-coordinator (Rod Marinelli). That would have been ideal. But they have two really good young linebackers.“

Urlacher says it would have been weird not to line up alongside Lance Briggs.

”He’s like my brother,“ Urlacher said of Briggs. ”You know you have your friends who you don’t talk to for a month and pick up right where you left off? That’s how we are.“