posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 09:59 PM
The Dallas Cowboys released three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Dexter Coakley on Tuesday.
Coakley, one of the smallest linebackers in the league at 5-foot-10, 236 pounds, would have been due a $500,000 roster bonus if he was still on the
Coach Bill Parcells also prefers bigger linebackers, especially if the Cowboys make the expected switch to a primary three-man front.
The 32-year-old Coakley started all 16 games last season, but shared significant time with Bradie James, selected in the second round of the 2003
draft by Parcells.
I was sad to hear this news, I liked Dexter Coakley. He was small, but he played much bigger and he made up for it with his speed. I hope he lands on
a decent team.