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Common Threads: Top Players To Suit Up For Both The Seahawks & Cowboys

With so many players playing for multiple franchises throughout their careers, here are some standouts to sport the Seahawks and Cowboys jerseys.


The Seahawks travel to Dallas for a Week 13 matchup against the Cowboys. 42 players have played for both franchises, including some Seahawks Legends who are well known to the 12s, With that in mind, here are some of the top players to sport both uniforms across their careers.

RB Chris Warren

Seahawks Legend Chris Warren climbed the franchise record books across eight seasons with the franchise after being selected in the fourth round of the 1989 draft. From 1992-1995, Warren recorded four-straight 1,000-yard seasons, earning second team All-Pro honors in 1994 and1995. In 1998, Warren joined the Cowboys, playing 38 games across three seasons and rushing for eight touchdowns. In 2000, Warren played the final game of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles.

DE Michael Bennett

Undrafted Texas A&M alum Michael Bennett got his first taste of life in the NFL with Seattle in 2009, before being waived that October. Bennett would go on to spend four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, recording 15 sacks, four forced fumbles and 34 tackles for loss across 50 games. In 2013, Bennett and the Seahawks reunited via free agency on a one-year deal that would turn into five seasons in the Emerald City. In 2015, Bennett would earn the first of three-consecutive Pro Bowl selections after recording a career-high 10 sacks. Bennett would start 62 of 75 games with Seattle, piling up 39 sacks, 69 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, one recovery for a touchdown, and several memorable sack dances that sometimes pushed boundaries.

In 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles acquired Bennett in a trade with Seattle, leading to another productive season. After making 9.0 sacks across 10 starts, Bennett was moved to the New England Patriots. After six games, Bennett was dealt back to the NFC East, finishing the 2019 season with the Dallas Cowboys, recording 4.0 sacks in nine games.

WR Joey Galloway

In 1995, Seattle selected Ohio State wideout Joey Galloway No. 8 overall, and the Buckeyes alum immediately became an impact player.  Galloway would earn all-rookie honors after gaining 1,039 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. In five seasons with Seattle, Galloway notched 1,000-plus yards in three, totaling 283 receptions, 4,457 yards and 37 touchdowns. In 2000, the Dallas Cowboys acquired Galloway via blockbuster trade including multiple picks and players. In four seasons with the Cowboys, Galloway recorded 151 receptions, 2,341 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns. In 2004, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired Galloway via trade, where he would go on to score 28 touchdowns across five seasons. After a brief stint with the New England Patriots, Galloway ended his career with the Washington in 2010.

QB Jon Kitna

In 1996, Seattle took a chance on Central Washington quarterback and Tacoma native Jon Kitna as an undrafted free agent. Kitna rose from the practice squad to starter after spending time with the Barcelona Dragons of the World League of American Football. Across four seasons, Kitna started 33 games, throwing for 7,552 yards and 49 touchdowns. Kitna would go on to spend five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the Detroit Lions in 2006. After three seasons in the Motor City, Kitna joined Dallas for his final two seasons, hanging up his cleats at 39 years old to begin a career in coaching.

S Ken Hamlin

Seattle selected hard-hitting Arkansas Razorback safety Ken Hamlin in the second round of the 2003 draft. Hamlin would go on to become an instant factor, earning all-rookie honors after 14 starts. Across four seasons with Seattle, the player known as "The Hammer" recorded 300 tackles, eight interceptions, 30 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and 4.0 sacks.

In 2007, Hamlin signed with the Dallas Cowboys, where he would earn his first-career Pro Bowl nomination that season. Across three seasons, Hamlin would start all 42 games he participated in, making 188 tackles, six interceptions, 19 passes defensed, a forced fumble and recovery. In 2010, Hamlin split the final season of his career with the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts.

DL Bill Gregory

In 1971, the Cowboys selected Wisconsin defensive tackle Bill Gregory in the third round. In seven seasons with Dallas, Gregory would play 96 games with 20 starts. Along the road, Gregory would help Dallas win two championships (Super Bowl VI, XII).

In 1978, Gregory joined the Seahawks, landing the opportunity to play a bigger role on defense. In his first season, Gregory would record a career-high 9.0 sacks, moving from tackle to defensive end in Seattle's system. In three seasons with the Seahawks, Gregory would start 43 of 46 games played, recording for 19.0 sacks, five fumble recoveries and an interception.

Check out the custom-designed cleats for this years My Cause My Cleat. Some players will wear their cleats during the Week 13 Thursday Night game at Dallas.

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