Lee had his contract restructured Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Lee's new contract will give the Cowboys a little more than $5 million in additional cap space, bringing their total close to $9 million. Similar moves have been made with Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick as the Cowboys will use the extra cap space to attempt to re-sign some of their 18 unrestricted free agents. Lee is coming off his best season yet, as he recorded a career-high 145 tackles in 15 games.
Lee finished the regular season with a career-high 145 tackles in 15 games, tied for fourth in the NFL.
He once again failed to play a full 16-game schedule, but only because the Cowboys rested him in Week 17 with the No. 1 seed in the NFC already locked up. Lee's improved health and last year's switch to the weak side did wonders for his production, although he failed to record an interception for the first time in his career and was only credited with one pass defended. Jaylon Smith (knee) now seems to be on track to take over at middle linebacker in 2017, which could impact Lee's numbers, but as long as he's on the field he should remain a tackling machine.
Lee has been a regular on the injury report each of the last three weeks, but he's toughed out his knee issue on game day, combining for 15 tackles (10 solo) over the past two contests. With 145 tackles on the season, he's nearly guaranteed to finish the season within the top five, as he leads current No. 5 Kwon Alexander by 10 stops entering Week 17. We'll note that the Cowboys could sit him for part of the game, like they're planning on doing with several key players since home-field advantage through the playoffs has been locked up.
Lee (knee) is questionable to play Sunday in Philadelphia.
Lee has been tending to a lingering knee issue for most of the season but is yet to miss a game.
Lee (knee) is active for Monday's game against the Lions, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Limited by a knee injury for the second straight week, Lee will nonetheless attempt to notch double-digit tackles for the third consecutive contest and 10th time overall this season.
|P0||8/3/17||@ ARI||8:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|3||9/25/17||@ ARI||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/22/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ WAS||4:25 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ ATL||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|