Lawrence Taylor leaving "Dancing" for golf

It came down to the cowboy and the football giant Tuesday night.


Lawrence Taylor


A smiling Taylor was eliminated from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," but truly didn't seem to mind. In fact, he seemed downright happy to be giving up swinging his partner for swinging his golf clubs.

The 50-year-old former football star sent a shout-out to his buddies, telling them he'd be on the greens in Miami at 9 in the morning.

He and his partner

Edyta Sliwinska

were praised for their waltz on Monday, but still earned just 21 out of a possible 30 points from judges, bringing them into Tuesday’s results show in last place.

Ty Murray

dodged elimination and lived to dance another week.

| Lisa Gutierrez, The Star