Victor Butler was easy to spot in the Dallas Cowboys' preseason opener.
Wherever Tim Tebow went, Butler followed.
Butler wasn't a "spy" assigned to stalk Tebow.
It just seemed that way, a strong indication the third-year outside linebacker is ready to break free from his role as understudy to DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer.
It's also further proof why many feel Butler could be the Cowboys player who benefits most from the arrival of new defensive
coordinator Rob Ryan and his aggressive scheme.
Butler has been making plays since the start of training camp.
His blue No. 57 jersey has constantly been seen in the middle of the action during practices at the Alamodome.
So his performance against Denver was no surprise.