When Dallas scouting director Larry Lacewell was a coach at Tennessee, he tried to recruit Randall Godfrey out of high school but lost him to Georgia. Lacewell joined the Cowboys in 1992 and four years later saw to it that Dallas drafted Godfrey in the second round. Godfrey started the last six games in '96 and every game since at strongside linebacker. Now he has been shifted to the middle, where, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says, "he gives us the fastest middle linebacker we've ever had." The last Pro Bowl middle linebacker Dallas had was Bob Breunig in 1982. Godfrey could end a 16-year drought.