Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/25/12
IRVING When Jerry Jones said last week that the Cowboys were evolving into a championship contender he left out one detail that would adjust his line of thinking injuries. While discussing Sean Lee's season-ending toe injury on Wednesday, the Cowboys owner and general manager explained the exception to his original statement. "I've said all along, this team has an opportunity to be a contender, but the one exception that I made was sitting as we're sitting right now health-wise," Jones said, standing in the halls of the team's Valley Ranch training facility. "Injury can make a difference, and it does in the NFL. That's part of it." Lee, the Cowboys' leading-tackler, suffered a torn plantar plate in his right big toe in the third quarter of Sunday's 19-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers. After Sunday's game, Lee said he thought there was a chance he could play this week against the New York Giants. But a Monday MRI showed the injury was more significant. "That's a setback," ...
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