Ellis makes impact even after Achilles tendon tear, position change

Updated: January 12, 2008, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Players entering their 10th season, coming off a major injury and in the midst of a position change rarely make an impact.

But Greg Ellis managed to do so for the Dallas Cowboys at outside linebacker and on Saturday was voted The Associated Press 2007 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Ellis went from non-factor in Dallas to a dominator in his new position after spending most of his career as a defensive end. He had 12 sacks, forming a dynamic pass-rushing ...

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