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Week 4 Outlook
Sean Lee told ESPN he is retiring after 11 seasons, according to Todd Archer.
Lee, a two-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro selection in 2016, played in just nine games last season - totaling 11 tackles and one QB hit. A second-round pick, Lee appeared in 118 games (92 starts). He compiled 521 tackles, according to Pro Football Reference, 60 tackles for loss, and 15 QB hits as a linebacker. He totaled 14 interceptions, 30 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries, as well, with four sacks.
According to Jane Slater on Twitter, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee will be out six weeks following hernia surgery last week.
With Leighton Vander Esch out with a broken collarbone, the hope was that Sean Lee would be able to make a return soon to help provide some cover at the position. Lee is a Pro Bowl talent when healthy, unfortunately, his body has simply stopped cooperating with him at this point of his career. Here is hoping Lee makes a full recovery. Jaylon Smith should have even more tackle opportunities with LVE and Lee not available.
Sean Lee continues to deal with a pelvis strain that he acquired near the end of 2019. Lee was active on the final 53-man roster on Saturday, meaning that his IR designation on Sunday will allow him to return after Week 3.
The 34-year old veteran linebacker accounted for the second-most tackles (86) amongst the Cowboys' linebacking corps in 2019. Luke Gifford will have an opportunity to step into the strong-side linebacker role in the 4-3 scheme under new DC Mike Nolan.
Cowboys LB Sean Lee has agreed to a one-year, $4.5M deal with $2M guaranteed to remain in Dallas.
Lee will be back in a Cowboys uniform for his 10th season with the team. He played in all 16 games last year after missing a total of 14 games in the two seasons prior. He’s one of the best LBs in the game when playing with a clean bill of health, and he’ll look to continue performing at a high level in 2020.
Sean Lee finished Sunday’s 17-9 loss to the Eagles with 17 total tackles (nine solo).
The 10-year veteran still has gas left in the tank. Lee has 83 tackles, one sack, and one interception through Week 16. He should be owned in all leagues as a low-end LB1.