Linebacker Bradie James leaves the Cowboys as the team's sixth all-time leading tackler.
After becoming the only player in team history to lead the club in tackles for six straight years, there was a chance that James could potentially threaten Darren Woodson's club record.
But that was before James went from his final season as tackles leader in 2010 to a part time player in 2011 under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
James, who had at least 109 tackles in the previous six seasons, finished with just 53 tackles in what was his final season with the Cowboys.
His contract expired and the Cowboys showed no interest in bringing him back for a 10th year, prompting James to sign a one-year deal with the Houston Texans on Thursday.
The ironic part is that not only did James not come close to challenging Woodson is that he finished behind Dexter Coakley, the man he replaced when Bill Parcells came in and said he didn't want any more midget linebackers.
Cowboys all-time leading tacklers
Darren Woodson: 1,350
Lee Roy Jordan: 1,236
Randy White: 1,104
Dexter Coakley: 1,046
Ed Jones: 1,032
Bradie James 1,009