The Dallas Cowboys are less than two weeks away from kicking off the 2021 regular season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But, Sept. 9 won’t be the only date that fans of America’s team will have to look forward to next month.
Danny McCray, a former Cowboys free safety who primarily played on special teams, will be on the 41st season of the CBS reality television show “Survivor” this fall. The first episode of the show will air in late September.
McCray, 33, was confirmed to be a contestant on Monday and lists his occupation as “ex-NFL player.” He’ll now try to use what he learned in professional football and be the last contestant standing on the reality competition show. If he does, he’ll win $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor.
Let’s go Danny! https://t.co/wgcJGzU3vR
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) August 30, 2021
McCray began his NFL career with the Cowboys in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of LSU. He played in 30 games for Dallas during his first two years and led the team in special teams tackles in each of those season.
In 2012, McCray’s role increased as he was named a team captain. He also started 10 games at safety for the Cowboys during that season and made 71 tackles and an interception.
McCray continued his NFL career after he left Dallas following the 2013 season. He went on to play for the Chicago Bears in 2014 before returning to the Cowboys for a second stint in 2015.
Since retiring from professional football, McCray went on to earn an MBA at Indiana University and now works as a Youth Camps Manager for the Cowboys, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Fans can watch McCray on “Survivor” when the show’s 41st season premieres Wednesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
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