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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 look for linebacker help. Inside starter Bruce Carter will now be joined by Dan Connor, who filled in for his fellow Penn State alum when Lee was hurt in Carolina.
How would Lee's absence impact the Cowboys?
He communicates really well the defensive schemes, but his intensity is so obvious to everyone around him," coach Jason Garrett said a few weeks ago. I say this truthfully, but it's not always on the field. It's everywhere. You see him in a meeting room at 7:30 in the morning and he's just ready to go. It's like the old-time linebackers, some of those great names in NFL history; you almost feel like they have a little bit of a screw loose they're so intense. That's a really good thing."
Sean Lee doesn't really have a screw loose. But he's got a toe that's not right. And that's a really bad thing.
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is facing surgery on his right big toe.
According to several reports Tuesday night, including one on the team's own website, Lee has ligament damage in his toe that will require surgery and could end his season.
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Dallas Cowboys stud linebacker Sean Lee will miss the rest of this season due to a toe injury he suffered during the teams game against the Panthers.
Lee underwent an MRI Tuesday night, which revealed how serious the damage was, according to the ‘Dallas Morning News’.
This is a huge loss for the Cowboys defense. Lee has...
Dallas Cowboys leading tackler Sean Lee has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season because of a right big toe injury.
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IRVING, Texas It's not an easy thing to lose your leading tackler and defensive leader, but the Cowboys were doing their best to keep a positive attitude Wednesday.
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He’ll have season ending surgery on his toe. That about says it all. Go Cowboys.
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