Danny McCray
McCray with the Cowboys in 2010
No. 40     Dallas Cowboys
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-10) March 10, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
High School: Houston (TX) Westfield
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2010 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 2010–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     111
Interceptions     2
Sacks     1
Forced fumbles     1
Stats at

Danny DeWayne McCray (born March 3, 1988) is an American football defensive back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at LSU.

Early yearsEdit

McCray attended Westfield High School and in 2004 helped the football team to a second place finish at the Class 5A state championship. He earned first-team all-district honors as a senior in 2005.

He went on to play at Louisiana State University contributing mostly in special teams and as a backup both at safety and linebacker. For his career, he played in 52 games with 13 starts and recorded 196 tackles.

Professional careerEdit

McCray was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 as an undrafted free agent, based on the recommendation of special teams coach Joe DeCamillis. As a rookie he had 28 special teams tackles, the third-most in team history since 1988 and the most by any Cowboys player since Jim Schwantz team-record 32 in 1996.

He led the team in special teams tackles his first two years, becoming the first Cowboys player to do it consecutively, since Bill Bates did it in 1989-1990.[1] He also emerged as the unit leader, becoming a team captain by his third year.

After two seasons of playing in defensive packages as a hybrid linebacker and safety, in 2012 he got his first career start at strong safety against the Chicago Bears, replacing Barry Church who suffered a season ending Achilles injury.


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