The Cowboys acquired receiver Brice Butler from Oakland in 2015 for a conditional draft pick. Here are 10 things you might not know about Butler, whom Dallas re-signed to a one-year contract worth a reported $1.1 million for 2017 in March.
He could have saved the New York Giants a lot of grief. Odell Beckham and the Giants didn’t ask Butler for any advice before their much-criticized excursion to Miami, which came before a playoff loss to the Packers. Perhaps they should have. “I’m not saying I wouldn’t have went to Miami, but I wouldn’t have taken no pictures,” Butler said. “And I wouldn’t have told nobody I was going. I would have been like, ‘Dude, do not take a picture of me.'”
To an extent, he has sympathy for the Giants. Butler, for his part, knows what the Giants are going through. He likes to hit the golf course during the week, and he tweets about it. He said he’s had plenty of Cowboys fans tweet back telling him to stop it and stay focused on the next game. “Every Monday I go and play golf. And I post it, and I still get people, ‘Focus on catching the ball. Focus on the next opponent.’ I’m like, ‘Dog, I do this every Monday.’ It doesn’t matter what you do. You just have to always be prepared. Fans don’t have nothing to do, really, but talk about their team. I’m a Golden State Warriors fan, and I talk about them, too, just like regular fans.”
He is not the first member of his family to make the NFL. Butler is simply following in his father’s footsteps in the National Football League. His dad Bobby was a cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons for 12 years after being a first-round pick out of Florida…
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