IRVING An MRI on the right big toe of Dallas Cowboys defensive leader Sean Lee may have revealed torn ligaments, leading to the possibility of season-ending surgery for the budding inside linebacker star.
On Sunday, after returning home from Carolina where his Cowboys had won 19-14, I asked Lee about his prognosis. He was wearing sneakers instead of dress shoes while exiting the team plane and walking through the parking lot.
"It's not that bad," Lee said while walking with a slight limp. "I think I'll be fine."
But by Monday, Lee Dallas' most productive defender with Lee 77 tackles, eight quarterback pressures, two pass deflections, a forced fumble and an interception was at Valley Ranch on crutches. And now it seems missing multiple games, including Sunday's showdown in Arlington against the Giants, would be the most optimistic outcome.
Without Lee, the Cowboys will continue to juggle the roster (veteran safety Charie Peprah is expected to sign this week) and might need to ...