Lee had one tackle and played only four snaps during Sunday's loss to the Eagles, but coach Mike McCarthy said his limited playing time was simply the result of gameflow, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. McCarthy said the veteran linebacker was expected to play 10-to-12 snaps, but he instead barely ended up seeing the field. Lee missed the first seven weeks of the season with a sports hernia, and it remains to be seen if he'll play a significant role on the Dallas defense this year.
The Cowboys activated Lee (sports hernia) from injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Lee will make his season debut Sunday versus the Eagles. It remains to be seen how much the 34-year-old linebacker plays, especially with offseason-addition Aldon Smith performing well at strong-side linebacker. Lee has been a dependable fantasy asset in the past when healthy, but those days may be behind us.
Lee (sports hernia) has been designated to return from injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Thus begins the three-week window during which Dallas can either elect to bring Lee back onto the active roster, or alternatively designate him for season-ending IR. The two-time Pro Bowler has been oft-injured in recent seasons, missing at least five games over three of the past four years. He's yet to make an appearance in 2020, but if Dallas can get him back in the near future things would suddenly be looking up at linebacker. Leighton Vander Esch just made his second appearance of the season on Monday night against the Cardinals, after sitting out Weeks 2 through 5 with a collarbone injury.
Lee (sports hernia) is reportedly making good progress while on injured reserve, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports. Lee's timetable for return is still up in the air. The Cowboys will be on a short week following Monday's matchup with the Cardinals, while Lee appears to be trending in the right direction to return at some point in the next few weeks.
Lee is expected to be out six weeks after having undergone sports hernia surgery, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports. Lee began the season on injured reserve, and it looks as though his first opportunity to be promoted to the active roster won't come until mid-October. By the time Lee is able to return, Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) could also be nearing a return to the field.
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