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Jerry Jones says Cowboys not interested in Brian Urlacher

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Jerry Jones said 'No' when asked if his team would be adding Brian Urlacher. (USATSI)
Jerry Jones said 'No' when asked if his team would be adding Brian Urlacher. (USATSI)

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The Dallas Cowboys will eventually bring in a replacement for injured linebacker Sean Lee, but don't look for that replacement to be Brian Urlacher.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was asked on Tuesday if the team was working on a deal with the Urlacher and he offered a one-word answer to ESPN.com, "No."

The Cowboys lost Lee to an ACL tear on May 27, an injury that will likely cost him the 2014 season. The injury occurred during a non-contact OTA session when Lee slipped and crumpled to the turf just before he was hit by first-round pick Zack Martin.

After the injury, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said the team would begin looking around for any possible replacements, "We always want to be able to look at the entire landscape of who's available to us," Garrett said.

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said this week that the team is in no rush to replace Lee, "We're working through it," Jones said. "I mean obviously we're not playing football games tomorrow and we're not going to training camp tomorrow. We're just taking a long hard look at anything."

Urlacher, who announced his retirement in May 2012, told ESPN that he was open to returning in the right situation.

Although Jerry Jones has ruled out Dallas, at least one current Cowboys player seems to think Urlacher would be a good fit in Dallas: Former Bear teammate Henry Melton.

"Someone actually tweeted me something about it," Melton said when asked about Urlacher. "I haven't heard any truth behind it (Urlacher playing), but 'Lach' knows the defense and he would be a good replacement, I feel like he would fit in."

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