Originally posted on Dallas Cowboys And The NFL  |  Last updated 10/13/11
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been outstanding in coverage in his brief NFL career and has four interceptions in his last eight games. Dallas will need him to be at his best today because Tom Brady loves to go to tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, who have already combined for 58 catches and seven touchdowns. “I think they’re the best combination of tight ends in the league,” Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick said. “They show up a ton.” Operating out of the spread formation, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski and the 6-1, 245-pound Hernandez create matchup problems for smaller cornerbacks and slower linebackers. If defenses assign a safety to shadow them, Brady takes advantage by targeting receivers Wes Welker and Deion Branch. Fortunately for the Cowboys, Lee has the speed and the size (6-2, 242) to stick with either tight end. Both of his interceptions this season came while he was coverage tight ends. The only concern is whether aging linebackers Keith Brooking a...
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