Victor Butler continues hot start into preseason

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cowboys linebacker Victor Butler has had a solid training camp and had an impressive preseason opener. But it was the tackle he missed that bothered him.

He let Denver quarterback Tim Tebow slip out of a first-quarter sack attempt just long enough for defensive end Clifton Geathers to put him on the ground.

“I didn’t know [Tebow was that strong],” Butler said. “I’ll know the next time. I’m going to run through him. I thought it was going to be an easy sack. I guess not. He’s a guy that’s got a little bite to him. … I heard that everybody wants a Tebow sack. It’s like getting an Xbox for Christmas. Everybody wants one. I guess I’ll have to get mine next year.”

Butler continued to work on a substitution package that featured him, DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer during the first-team defense’s only series.

“It’s a good thing having an outside backer like Victor come in the game because you don’t lose a step,” Ware said.