Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Wide receiver Brice Butler after return to Cowboys: 'God's will always wins!'

Brice Butler is back with the Dallas Cowboys after re-signing with the team on Monday.

The speedy wide receiver isn’t hiding his praise for God after a brief stint away from football, either.

A Pro Day specimen whose raw speed led the Oakland Raiders to draft him out of San Diego State in 2013, Butler spent the first five years of his NFL career between Oakland and Dallas before signing a two-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals in free agency. But he was released on Sept. 1 and watched as both the Cards and the Cowboys played without him — until Dallas came calling this week.

Now, in a return to the Cowboys he “never thought” would happen, the sixth-year veteran is thanking God for orchestrating his journey to and from Dallas.

“God’s will always wins!” he tweeted Monday.

In the weeks prior, Butler foreshadowed his latest NFL opportunity with additional sentiments: “God is good,” he wrote on Sept. 14, “he does the unexpected … He opens closed minds! I appreciate him!”

And on Sept. 6, less than a week after he was cut by Arizona, Butler thanked God for his humbling experience.

“Although I cannot see with my own eyes the reason for this, I know that the Lord knows what’s on the other side of this,” he wrote, “and I believe that it is good, because good is what he wants for me!”

Butler may make his Cowboys debut (again) this Sunday when Dallas takes on the Seattle Seahawks at 4:25 p.m. ET. He’s slated to take up reserve duties behind the likes of Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, Terrance Williams, Deonte Thompson, Michael Gallup and Tavon Austin.

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