Leonard Davis remembers his four years with the Cowboys fondly, though perhaps not as fondly as his one year spent in San Francisco.
“It’s always been a dream, not only to play in the NFL but play and win a Super Bowl,” Davis, a guard for the 49ers, said Tuesday at media day. “I know some guys it takes a little longer. Some guys never make it. They play this long but they never make it. …I’m grateful for this opportunity to play and have a chance to be world champions.”
The University of Texas product started 64 possible games for the Cowboys from 2007-2010. Though they went 39-25 in his time in Dallas, the Cowboys were only 1-2 in two playoff appearances.
“I feel like we could have done more,” Davis said. “I think I feel like that all the time. There are always areas of improvement. I have a lot of fond memories there. I made a lot of friends. Just the time there, I built up a lot of relationships with coaches and players and even staff. We had a lot of fun. The only thing is not winning when we had opportunities. I think that’s any team when you really feel like you had a chance to do something and come up short. You can become disappointed. Sometimes it can grind at you. But you’ve got to move on.”
The Cowboys released Davis after the lockout in 2011 in a cost-cutting move. He spent part of last season with the Lions before signing a one-year deal with the 49ers for 2012.
The 12-year veteran did not start a game this season, but he played 141 plays, including 10 in the postseason.
-- Charean Williams