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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Jets interested in Victor Butler

By Calvin Watkins

A report in the New York Daily News says the New York Jets are interested in Cowboys free-agent linebacker Victor Butler.

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A source said the Cowboys have no interest in Butler's return at this time. Of course, things change in the NFL, and the Cowboys are trying to find fresh faces at the linebacker spots.

Butler is credited by the Cowboys coaches with 23 tackles, but he also had three sacks, one tackle for loss, seven quarterback pressures, three pass breakups and one forced fumble.

Those aren't bad stats for a backup player. However, Butler's inconsistent play was the reason why he finished seven different games without a tackle.

If Butler does return to the Cowboys, and it appears doubtful he will at this point, he might play defensive end or maybe outside linebacker. However, it seems Butler is better suited to play in a 3-4 defense.