Lee finished the regular season with 101 tackles (70 solo) and one interception in 11 games.
It was the same old story for the extremely talented but fragile veteran. Lee was an IDP dynamo when he was on the field, but he's missed multiple games due to injury in six of his eight NFL seasons -- including the entire 2014 campaign. The 31-year-old will return to his weak-side LB role in 2018, but the Cowboys have to hope that Jaylon Smith or someone else can begin to emerge to eventually replace Lee as the heart and soul of their defense.
Lee made 14 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 21-12 loss to the Seahawks.
Active for a third consecutive game after struggling with injuries on multiple occasions this season, Lee extended his streak of games with double-digit tackles to three in Sunday's defeat. He remains an elite linebacker when healthy enough to take the field.
Lee followed up his huge 18 tackle performance in Week 14 with another double-digit effort. Although he was questionable heading into the evening, the veteran linebacker was the only Cowboys defender to play all 70 snaps. He will look to carry his momentum into Week 16 against the Seahawks.
Lee returned from the hamstring injury in last week's win over the Giants, notching 18 tackles along with his first interception of the season. He was held out of Friday's practice, but it now appears his absence was just a precaution. Lee's availability is bad news for the entire Oakland offense, as he's easily the most valuable player in the back seven of the Dallas defense.
Lee (hamstring/back) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Oakland.
A limited practice participant the previous two days, Lee seemed to be on the right track for Sunday's game. His absence from Friday's practice now clouds his status, though it's possible the Cowboys merely wanted him to get some rest. Lee returned from a three-game absence to play 66 snaps in last week's 30-10 win over the Giants, piling up 18 tackles and collecting his first interception of the season.
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