“If it says ‘linebacker’ behind the position, I think he’s going to be okay,” Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus said of Lee. “I think that, like I said, we’ll tie all these guys together and see how they fit. And we’ll find the best position for them…. Sean’s uniqueness in his ability, like a few other guys that we’ve had, he’s able to play all positions. He can really play all positions. That’s what makes him a valuable asset to our defense. He will certainly be good once we get him there and get him going. He’s really super excited and so am I.”
Via the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said linebacker
Lee tore his ACL last May during organized team activities, which caused him to miss the entire 2014 season. Lee has been injured quite a bit during his career but is one of the team's best defenders when healthy.
In his first four NFL seasons from 2010-2013, Lee totaled 294 tackles, 11 interceptions and two forced fumbles.
The website said the oft-injured Lee is "due to have a good run" after playing just 17 games over the past three seasons. The report also raised the possibility of Dallas moving Lee to the weak side.
Three of the
“We have some contract work to do, but we had players really throughout that linebacker core show up positive last year,” owner Jerry Jones told the paper. “I would say that most of our linebackers’ arrows are up as far as they played and we have to sit down and work that through as far as what we’ll do contractually there.
“We’re fortunate to have some of the options that we have,
Lee missed the 2014 season while recovering from a torn ACL.
The team traded for linebacker Rolando McClain on July 1 to help replace him.
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