Lee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Lee has made enough progress to participate in individual drills during practice, but he's not quite ready for game action and will miss a third consecutive contest with the hamstring injury. Fellow weak-side linebacker Joe Thomas has also been ruled out for Sunday, so Justin March-Lillard could see an expanded role on the outside.
Lee (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Lee seemingly took a step forward Thursday in his recovery from the left hamstring strain by taking part in individual drills for the first time since suffering the injury Week 3 in Seattle. However, Lee's activity didn't result in a change in his level of practice participation, which likely means he's trending toward a third straight absence Sunday against the Jaguars. The Cowboys should formally clarify his status for the weekend at the conclusion of Friday's practice.
Lee isn't expected to suit up Sunday against the Jaguars, so his lack of involvement during the first team session of the week doesn't come as much of a shock. Assuming Lee ends up being ruled out for a third straight game, rookie first-round pick Leighton Vander Esch would be in store for another elevated snap count at linebacker.
Lee has missed the last two weeks with a hamstring injury, and it looks like he is on pace to miss a third straight. Fortunately for the Cowboys, the defense -- and the linebacker unit, in particular -- has held up in Lee's absence.
Lee (hamstring) is listed as out for Sunday's game versus the Texans, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
This will be the second straight week Lee sits out. so rookie Leighton Vander Esch will continue seeing an uptick in snaps. Lee had 20 tackles (nine solo) through the first three games.
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