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25 Things You Didn't Know About Jerry Rice Image via Getty Images/Robin Marchant

25. He was almost drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

In the 1985 Draft, the 49ers traded their first two picks to New England for the Patriots' No. 16 first-round selection. The Cowboys, who had kept close contact with Rice, had the No. 17 pick. The 49ers snagged Jerry Rice and the Cowboys got defensive end Kevin Brooks. You already know how things turned out for Rice, as for Brooks, he was out of the league all together by 1990.

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