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50 Sean Lee OLB

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April 27, 2021 03:44 PM
Sean Lee: Ends playing career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee announced his retirement Monday following 11 seasons with the Cowboys, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Lee entered the league in 2010 as a second-round pick out of Penn State. During his stint with Dallas, the 34-year-old emerged as a leader of the team's defense and earned a pair of Pro-Bowl nods (in 2015 and 2016). Though Lee endured his share of injuries over the years, he was an IDP asset when healthy, racking up 804 tackles and 14 picks over the course of 118 games.

January 18, 2021 06:28 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Career nearing end
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee recorded 20 tackles (11 solo) over nine games in 2020.

The two-time Pro Bowler once again dealt with injuries, and even when Lee was healthy enough to be on the field he struggled to make the kind of impact he used to. He's a free agent who will turn 35 over the summer, and while the Cowboys would welcome him back for another year to add some veteran savvy to the linebacker room if he wants to continue his career, Lee could well decide to hang up his cleats instead. If he does play in 2021, his days of being an IDP asset are well behind him.

November 2, 2020 06:36 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Plays only four snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 1, 2020 09:44 AM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Will play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 22, 2020 07:08 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Designated for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 17, 2020 12:52 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 16, 2020 01:12 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Set to miss six weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 5, 2020 08:36 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Will start on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (sports hernia) will be placed on injured reserve and miss the first three weeks, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The altered IR rules will allow Lee to return after just three weeks on the sidelines, but there's no guarantee if he'll be ready by then. The veteran linebacker hasn't practiced since the beginning of training camp. In his place, Luke Gifford (undisclosed) is expected to start at strong-side linebacker while Joe Thomas is the primary backup.

September 5, 2020 02:24 AM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Likely to start on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (undisclosed) is expected to start the 2020 season on injured reserve, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Lee still hasn't participated in training camp, so while it's not clear what kind of injury he's dealing with, he'll be afforded a longer recovery timeline on IR. Luke Gifford (undisclosed) and Joe Thomas are candidates to start at strong-side linebacker in Lee's place, and Dallas may bring in a free agent to add depth.

August 26, 2020 08:28 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Working with team Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (undisclosed) has yet to take part in individual or team drills during training camp, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Lee continues to sit out of practice since suffering this injury in the strength and conditioning portion of training camp. The injury remains unclear, however, the positive is that he's been seen in full pads and a helmet during camp. The 34-year-old has battled numerous injuries in his career, and it's unclear if his latest issue will keep him out of the 2020 regular season.

August 21, 2020 06:36 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Not practicing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (undisclosed) didn't participate in Friday's practice, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Lee hasn't practiced since suffering this injury in the strength and conditioning portion of training camp, but it's still unclear what he's dealing with. The 34-year-old is no stranger to the injury report. He played all 16 games in 2019 but battled with pectoral, thigh and knee injuries, and he missed 14 games between 2017 and 2018. Joe Thomas and Luke Gifford will likely rotate in at strong-side linebacker for the time being.

March 17, 2020 07:12 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Returning to Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys and Lee came to terms on a one-year, $4.5 million contract Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Lee had a bounce-back season in 2019 with Leighton Vander Esch missing seven games due to a neck injury, compiling 86 tackles while starting 13 of 16 contests. Vander Esch is expected to be healthy, but Lee nonetheless will serve in some capacity for the Cowboys as a 34-year-old.

February 10, 2020 01:32 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Will play in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee announced that he will play in 2020, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Lee is set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, and he is a candidate to return to the Cowboys, although the two parties haven't reached a deal. If he doesn't re-sign with them, it'll mark the end of a 10-year stint with the team that drafted him in 2010. Lee should have plenty of suitors in free agency nonetheless, as he posted 86 tackles, a sack and four pass breakups over 16 games in 2019.

February 7, 2020 09:52 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Could return for Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee is a candidate to re-sign with the Cowboys for the 2020 season, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Owner Jerry Jones called Lee, who's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, a "core" member of the team shortly after the conclusion of the 2019 regular season, a hint that coming to terms with a contract is a priority for Dallas. Lee agreed to a pay cut in order to remain in Dallas last season, so it's possible that the veteran linebacker would take another team-friendly deal in order to remain with the Cowboys should he decide to return for an 11th campaign.

January 3, 2020 04:16 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Shows flashes of old form
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee finished the 2019 season with 86 tackles (55 solo) including one sack along with one interception on four passes defended.

The oft-injured linebacker began the year behind young studs Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch on the depth chart, and the reduced workload helped Lee play in all 16 games for the first time in his career. He also showed he can still be an IDP factor in the second half when Vander Esch was hurt, racking up a dozen or more tackles in three separate games -- including 17 in a Week 16 loss to the Eagles. An unrestricted free agent, the 33-year-old isn't likely to be offered a full starting job or big money by another club, so expect Lee to return to Dallas in a supporting role.

December 28, 2019 12:56 AM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Ready for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (pectoral/thigh) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup with the Redskins, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Lee practiced only once this week as a limited participant Thursday, but he's good to go for the regular-season finale. The 33-year-old should receive another start in place of Leighton Vander Esch (neck) versus Washington.

December 26, 2019 05:08 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Upgrades to limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (pectoral/thigh) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Lee didn't practice in any capacity Wednesday, so Thursday's limited session represents a step in the right direction. He'll have one more opportunity to practice in full ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale against Washington.

December 25, 2019 05:08 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: DNP at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (pectoral/thigh) is listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Lee sat out Wednesday and Friday of Week 16 prior to suiting up and logging a season-high 17 tackles. His status will need to be monitored again prior to Sunday's matchup with Washington.

December 20, 2019 04:52 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Clear of injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (pectoral/thigh) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Lee didn't practice Wednesday or Friday this week, but the team apparently isn't concerned about the injury for Sunday's contest. The veteran will receive another start with Leighton Vander Esch (neck) still sidelined.

December 19, 2019 04:04 PM
Cowboys' Sean Lee: Upgrades to limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lee (pectoral/thigh) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Lee didn't practice Wednesday, so Thursday's limited session represents a tangible step in the right direction. With Leighton Vander Esch (neck) already ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles, Lee will draw another start in Dallas' linebacker corps if cleared to suit up. A full session Friday would dissipate any doubts about the veteran's availability.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 11/01@ PHIL 9-2301100000
Sun 11/08vs PITL 19-2410100000
Sun 11/22@ MINW 31-2810100000
Thu 11/26vs WASL 16-4121300000
Tue 12/08@ BALL 17-3400000000
Sun 12/13@ CINW 30-701100000
Sun 12/20vs SFW 41-3312300000
Sun 12/27vs PHIW 37-1731400000
Sun 01/03@ NYGL 19-2333600000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021DAL00000000000
2020DAL9220119000000
2019DAL161386553111252504
2018DAL753015150.500001
2017DAL11111017031019901
2016DAL15151459352000001
2015DAL141412876522.510005
2014DAL000 0.00 000-00
2013DAL1111996831041747416
2012DAL66573621010003
2011DAL1515105713404873707
2010DAL1403227502443112
Total11892804 522.0282 41433974230
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/245
Birthdate:
07/22/1986
Age:
35
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
School:
Penn State
NFL Experience:
12
Awards: