After watching three of their defense top contributors join other teams (Byron Jones, Maliek Collins and Jeff Heath), the Dallas Cowboys helped sure up their linebacker core with bringing back veteran Sean Lee.
Not a splashy resigning one, but a needed one with third-year linebacker Leighton Vander Esch coming off of a neck injury. It had been speculated earlier this week that a return could be in the cards for Lee as it was reported that the team reached out to him last week.
Lee’s deal is reportedly a one-year investment worth $4.5 million with $2 million fully guaranteed.
Excited for Sean Lee to play another season for the @dallascowboys
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 17, 2020
Lee played nearly 60 percent of the snaps for the Cowboys in 2019 as he finished with 86 tackles, one sack and one interception. Sean Lee provides depth at a position that will always have a bit of a question mark on it in regards to injury history.
Lee may not be the All-Pro linebacker he was a few years ago, but his talents and on-field instincts are a luxury few teams benefit from.
Last word on the state of Leighton Vander Esch came from owner Jerry Jones at the 2020 NFL combine where he said he is “100 percent [healthy] in my eyes.”
Getting Lee back helps depth wise for another year in Dallas. However, entering age 34 at the start of the season, he’s a short-term solution that won’t hinder the Cowboys from making a long-term investment in the draft.
2020 NFL Draft Recap
It was almost too good to be true. That was the sentiments echoing around...
Go back and look at any creditable mock draft and try to find one...
Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN.com – Xavier McKinney, S School: Alabama | Year: Junior “McKinney called...
COVID-19 Latest News and Information
- ‘Focus on today’: Don Kalkstein on mental health in the NBA & maneuvering through the COVID-19 pandemic
- With plenty of floating ideas, which is the best one to bring back the NBA?
- Dallas Stars Fanatic Podcast: More on the NHL’s plan to return to play
- Making sense of the “Return to Play” plan and how it affects the Stars
- Rangers broadcaster CJ Nitkowski discusses the possible routes to a 2020 season
- 2012 Rangers Bonus: How Texas fares in baseball simulation vs. Actual results
- Esports Trade Association President John Davidson talks connecting with the female audience and possible growth opportunities
- Rangers Blast From The Past: Colby Lewis dominates in Seattle, but offense doesn’t break through until the 12th
- Should’ve been, could’ve been: The story of the 2012 Texas Rangers, Part Three
- How many quarterbacks are better than Dak Prescott?