Lee racked up 18 tackles and recorded his first interception of the season in Sunday's win over the Giants.
The pick was his first in more than two years, while the tackle total was his best since he dominated the Giants for 18 stops in Week 14 of last season. Lee's inability to stay healthy has cost him five-plus games in 2017, but when he's healthy he remains an IDP dynamo.
Lee (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Giants, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Lee is thus in line to return from a three-game absence this week, which was made possible by his participation in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before he put in a full session Friday. The oft-injured linebacker isn't expected to face any restrictions with his playing time Sunday, making him a dependable lineup option in IDP settings this week. Lee is averaging 7.4 tackles per game this season, and while he doesn't have an interception to his name, he's had a penchant for creating turnovers in the past.
Lee has missed the Cowboys' last three games with the hamstring injury but indicated that he expects to take part in practice beginning Wednesday, which would likely clear the way for him to suit up before the weekend arrives. Despite sitting out five games due to injury this season -- and having a troubling history on the health front throughout his career -- Lee has been a serviceable IDP when available in 2017, logging 52 tackles in seven contests.
Lee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Redskins, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Lee didn't practice in any capacity this week and will now miss his third straight game. With Justin Durant (concussion) also ruled out and Anthony Hitchens (groin) listed as questionable, the Cowboys likely will need reserve linebackers Justin March-Lillard and Kyle Wilber to handle increased workloads.
Lee (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday and is not expected to play in Thursday's game against the Redskins, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
It looks like the short week isn't going to do Lee any favors, as after two days of no practice, Lee is trending toward being inactive for Thursday night's showdown with the Redskins. Fortunately for Lee, the team will then have 10 days before it heads to New York to face the Giants, which should benefit the linebacker in his recovery.
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