Lee said that he's "leaning towards playing again" when asked about his future in football Wednesday, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lee battled through multiple hamstring complications in 2018, limiting him to just nine games, including the postseason. While Lee was in and out of the lineup, rookie Leighton Vander Esch emerged as the team's top linebacker and moved ahead of the veteran on the depth chart. Coming off a season in which Lee averaged only 4.3 tackles per game, his litany of health issues finally seems to be catching up with him. Lee is due a base salary of $7 million in 2019, but it's unclear if the Cowboys will be eager to keep an injury-prone backup in the fold at that price.
Lee (hamstring) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lee seems to have completely shed his hamstring injury and should be full-go against the Rams on Saturday. It still remains to be seen how much he'll be utilized, though, as the linebacker played just four defensive snaps versus the Seahawks in the wild-card round.
Lee (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lee was a healthy scratch last week against Tampa Bay but return to limited practice participation this week. It remains unclear if the veteran linebacker suffered a setback or not, but the Cowboys are liable to remain cautious given his injury history and the fact that Sunday's game cannot affect their playoff seeding.
Lee (hamstring) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. The Cowboys have take a cautious route with Lee's recovery given his injury history. There's a chance we'll see him Sunday against the Giants, but with the division wrapped up, perhaps Dallas will provide Lee with an additional week of rest before the playoffs begin.
Lee (hamstring) was held out despite being available for limited snaps in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lee has missed nine games this season due to his hamstring injury. He returned from a five-week absence in Week 15, seeing just seven snaps. Coach Jason Garrett said that Lee is fine, but that the team didn't want to rush him back and needed help in the secondary more than linebacker. The play of rookie Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith has made it easier to take time with Lee's recovery. It's unclear if Lee will play in Week 17, though he'll likely be limited if he does see the field.