Cowboys vs. Chargers: Victor Butler and Morris Claiborne
Over at NBC, I published three more things to watch in tonight’s Cowboys-Chargers preseason game. One of them is Victor Butler:
3. Victor Butler
I voted Butler as the Cowboys’ most underrated player. . .two years in a row. The fourth-year outside linebacker has been nothing but productive when he has received snaps, producing a pressure rate of 7.9 percent—superior to that of Anthony Spencer.
Many think Butler only ever rushes the passer, but that’s not true. In the past two seasons, Butler has rushed the quarterback on 51.9 percent of his snaps—lower than DeMarcus Ware’s 53.2 percent rate.