Tanney signed an undrafted free agency deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on June 5, 2012. On September 1, 2012, he was placed on injured reserve due to a finger injury. Tanney was added to the Cowboys' roster on July 21, 2013. Tanney played the whole second half of the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, on August 4, 2013. He made his regular season debut at home against the New York Giants and threw for three touchdowns without an interception. He was named the starter for the next game against the Philadelphia Eagles after Tony Romo was diagnosed with a ruptured disk in his back that required surgery.
Tanney was 8-4 as a starter during his only season with the Cowboys. He threw for 2,109 yards with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 62 percent of his passes. The team went 7-9 during that season, which ended with a loss in the first round of the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers.
After leaving the Cowboys, he had stints with the Buffalo Bills (2014), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2015) and Miami Dolphins (2016). He finished his NFL career with a record of 30-42. In 2015, he started seven games for the Bucs and threw for 2,071 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. He was released by the Dolphins on November 28, 2016.
Tanney returned to the Cowboys for the 2017 season and led them to their first winning season since 2009.
He spent five seasons in the National Football League as a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills (NFL). Kinney, who stood 6'2" and weighed 215 pounds, was taken by the Chiefs with the 23rd overall choice in the first round of the 1972 NFL Draft. He played only one season for them, however, before being traded to the Bills for a draft pick. Kinney appeared in nine games for the Bills, finishing with 26 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 49 yards.
Kinney finished his NFL career with 472 rushing attempts, which translates to an average of 9.6 per game. He scored eight times himself and had another touchdown wiped out by penalty. Kinney also had 91 catches for 908 yards and three more scores thrown his way. He returned seven kicks for 148 yards and one touchdown during his time in the NFL.
After leaving the NFL, Kinney started his own sports entertainment company called The Gag Factory. The company created and produced several popular animated characters including "Pogo" who first appeared in a comic book published by Marvel Comics in 1973. The character went on to have his own television show titled "The New Pogo Show" that ran from 1974 to 1975 for NBC. Pogo's popularity led to other cartoon characters being created by The Gag Factory including Wimpy, the beer drinking dog who first appeared in a series of commercials that same year.
Along with the aforementioned Neal and Kazee, the Cowboys have added offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe, tight end Jeremy Sprinkle, defensive tackles Brent Urban and Carlos Watkins, defensive end Tarell Basham, safety Jayron Kearse, punter Bryan Anger, and long snapper Jake McQuaide via free agency. He made his NFL debut that day against the Chicago Bears at Jerry World.
Here are Tanney's statistics from college: Oklahoma State University (OSU). Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. Played in 10 games as a rookie, starting five... Completed 51 of 95 passes for 612 yards, four touchdowns and one interception... Rushed for 393 yards on 79 carries (49.8 avg.) with three TDs... Earned First Team All-Big 12 honors.
The Cowboys finished last season with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs for the third straight year. In 2011, they went 9-7 and lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers.
Dallas is looking to improve upon its 8-8 record in 2012. The team will try to do so with Tanney under center instead of quarterback Tony Romo who was out for most of the year with an injury.
Tanney should be able to step in right away and provide some stability at the position since he's been practicing with the team all summer.
The Dallas Cowboys signed him as a free agent on March 23, 1999, after outbidding other organizations. Ismail took over as the team's main wide receiver when Michael Irvin suffered a career-ending injury in the fourth game of the season, amassing a career-high 1,097 yards and six touchdowns. He was voted to his first Pro Bowl after the season.
Ismail had another stellar season in 2000, catching 82 passes for 1,402 yards and 12 touchdowns. He returned as one of the top receivers in football after breaking his leg in 2001 but was unable to replicate his previous seasons performance due to injuries. After playing in only four games in 2002 and 2003, he was released by the Cowboys in February 2004. The club wanted to get rid of him because they thought he was going to get injured again. After failing to find a new team, he decided to retire from football.
Ismail finished his NFL career with 14,519 yards and 93 touchdowns. He is the second highest scorer in Cowboys history behind Roger Staubach who has 105 goals.
After leaving the NFL, Ismail became a radio host at KTCK-TV in Dallas where he discussed sports with fellow broadcaster Craig Campbell. In October 2010, it was reported that he would be returning to football with the hopes of getting back into the NFL. However, this rumor was denied by both Ismail and the Cowboys who said there were no plans for him to return.
When the upstart American Football League declared in 1960 that it would have a franchise in Dallas, the NFL decided that it, too, needed a club there. Landry was 35 years old when the Cowboys hired him as the league's youngest head coach. Landry agreed to a five-year contract of $34,500 each season. He wanted to prove himself worthy of such a responsibility and quickly made good on that promise by leading the Cowboys to their first NFL championship game victory over the Baltimore Colts.
Landry coached the Cowboys for 11 seasons, from 1960 to '70, winning two NFL championships during that time. His record with Dallas was 70-37-1. After his retirement as a player/coach in 1970, he returned as the team's vice president until 1973 when he was promoted to general manager. Under his leadership, the Cowboys drafted George Allen (third round) and Tony Dorsett (seventh round) who were key players on one of the most successful franchises in NFL history. Landry passed away in 2006 at the age of 87 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
As far as young coaches go, Landry was certainly no youngster when he took over the Cowboys. At the age of 36, he was already the youngest head coach in the NFL. Coaching professionals believe that Landry's experience as a player helped him become an effective leader at such a young age.