Cyclones in the NFL: Tim Dobbins signed by Dallas Cowboys


After suffering a big blow on defense, the Dallas Cowboys have picked up a replacement — former Iowa State football player, Tim Dobbins.

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Justin Durant suffered torn biceps last week, and Dobbins will be penciled in to fill the void. From Pro Football Talk:

"The team announced that Durant had been placed on season-ending injured reserve with his torn biceps, and his roster spot was filled with journeyman linebacker Tim Dobbins."

Dobbins played with the Atlanta Falcons during preseason, but didn’t make the cut. He was signed on June 18th but released when they claimed Nate Stupar off the waiver wire.

The 31-year-old linebacker has also played with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and Houston Texans from 2006 through 2013. he was drafted in the fifth round (151st overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.

During his career, Dobbins has recorded 253 total tackles, two sacks, and three interceptions. His most notable moments was during his tenure with the Texans.

Dobbins was the guy who stuffed Ray Rice on fourth and goal in the 2012�AFC Divisional playoff�game against the Baltimore Ravens. It was a key stop, the Texans still lost the game because they couldn’t score in the first half.

He also crushed Jay Cutler in the 2012 regular season, resulting in a concussion and a$30,000 fine. Considering how bad the Bears have started off this year, fans would probably like Dobbins to lay another good smack on their QB.

It could happen. The Cowboys and Bears�are set for battle�on Thursday, December 4th, this season.