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Joe Looney





Wake Forest
6 Years Pro

2017 Season

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03/30/16:  Signed as an unrestricted free agent with Dallas through 2017.

10/20/15: Signed with Tennessee.

09/04/15:    Released by San Francisco.


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The Dallas Cowboys signed unrestricted free agent center Joe Looney to help fortify the interior posi- tions on the offensive line. Looney was originally drafted in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by San Francisco. He was inactive for all 16 games as a rookie then played in four games as a reserve lineman in 2013. Looney saw action in 15 games with four starts - two at right guard, one at left and one at 2012 center - in 2014. He was waived by San Francisco prior to the start of the 2015 season, but signed with Tennessee for Week 7, where he started six of the eight games he played for the Titans. In his first season in Dallas, Looney played in all 16 games for the first time in his career. He saw action mainly on special teams, but did start three games on the o-line. He returns in 2017 as a flexible backup at both guard spots or center.



  • Played in all 16 games with three starts, and made his postseason playing debut as a reserve offensive lineman.
  • Made his Cowboys debut in the season opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) playing on special teams.
  • Saw action on offense in the jumbo package in the Sunday night win over Chicago (9/25).
  • Filled in at left guard in place of Ronald Leary (concussion) in the second half at Cleveland (11/6).
  • Had his first start as a Cowboy as the team opened in the jumbo set at the N.Y. Giants (12/11).
  • Started against Tampa Bay (12/18) as the team again opened in the jumbo set and helped Elliott rush for his season-high (159 yards) and seventh 100-yard game of the season.
  • Started the season finale at Philadelphia (1/1/17) at left guard in place of Leary (did not play) then made his postseason debut in the jumbo package and on special teams against Green Bay (1/15/17).

 STAFF2015 (San Francisco/Tennessee):

  • Returned to camp with San Francisco but was waived at the end.
  • Signed with Tennessee on Oct. 20 and appeared in eight games with six starts, starting three games at center and three games at left guard.
  • Against Atlanta (10/25) made his Titans debut as a reserve at center in the second half.
  • At New Orleans (11/8) started at left guard and was a member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack on 39 pass attempts and allowed Marcus Mariota to throw for 371 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Dressed but did not play against Oakland (11/29), Jacksonville (12/6) and at the N.Y. Jets (12/13).

2014 (San Francisco):

  • Played in 15 games and made four starts, including two starts at right guard, one at center and one at left guard, for an offense that finished fourth in the league in rushing with 2,176 yards.
  •  JOE LOONEYMade his first career start at right guard at Dallas (9/7).
  • Against Philadelphia (9/28) helped pave the way for the 49ers offense to rush for 218 yards on 42 attempts (5.2 avg.) and hold the ball for 42:17.
  • Made his first career start at center at Seattle (12/14).

2013 (San Francisco):

  • Played in four games as a reserve and but inactive for 12 games and all three postseason contests.
  • Made his NFL debut at Washington (11/25), playing in jumbo sets on offense and on special teams units.

2012 (San Francisco):

  • Spent the entire season on the team’s 53-man roster but was inactive for each game.


  • Played in 48 games with 41 starts in four seasons at Wake Forest.
  •  2016 SEASONAs a senior in 2011, started all 13 games at left guard and was tabbed a second-team All-ACC selection.
  • In 2010 started all 10 games as a junior and led all offensive linemen with a grade of 84 percent for the season.
  • As a sophomore in 2009, played in 12 games with 11 starts and was a preseason Third-Team All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports.
  • In 2008 as a freshman, played in 13 games with seven starts and was one-of-three true freshman to see action for the Demon Deacons.


  • Attended Lake Worth, Fla., High School and was a four-year starter, earning first-team all-state honors from the Florida Sports Writers Association and first-team All-Palm Beach County honors by the South Florida Sun-Senti- nel his senior season.
  • Majored in history at Wake Forest.
  • He and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Monroe and Rave.


  • 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • 2016 Taste of The NFL: The Ultimate Cowboys Tailgate Party host benefiting North Texas Food Bank.
  • 2016 Offensive Line visit to North Texas Food Bank.
  • 2016 Fashion’s for First Downs Dallas Cowboys Women’s Charity Fashion Show.
  • 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2017 Taste of the Cowboys benefiting North Texas Food Bank.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.


Career Stats


Recent Games

17@PHIW 6-0
16SEAL 12-21
15@OAKW 20-17
14@NYGW 30-10
13WASW 38-14
12LACL 6-28
11PHIL 9-37
10@ATLL 7-27
9KCW 28-17
8@WASW 33-19
7@SFW 40-10
5GBL 31-35
4LAL 30-35
3@ARIW 28-17
2@DENL 17-42
1NYGW 19-3
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