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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ex-Cowboy Burnett now a Charger

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

  Burnett

Even though they drafted him in the second round, the Dallas Cowboys never saw Kevin Burnett as a starter. And that's why he's in San Diego today. Burnett signed a two-year deal worth $5.5 million. Roughly $4 million of the contract is guaranteed.

Burnett was a valuable part of the Cowboys' special teams and nickel units. But in the end, he was too much of a luxury player for the club to keep. The Cowboys wouldn't have brought in veteran Keith Brooking if they thought Burnett had a chance to be the starter. In San Diego, he'll have a much better chance to start.

Burnett grew up in the Los Angeles area, so it's a move he's very comfortable with. He was a T.O. disciple from early on, but he was also an independent thinker. He authored an entertaining blog for the Dallas Morning News in which he took readers inside the game. Will this come back to haunt the Cowboys?

Well, I think that Burnett will eventually go to a Pro Bowl with the Chargers. That ought to tell you something.