Make no mistakes about it; Sean Lee is the Dallas Cowboys most important defensive player. He may not yet be the best (that title still likely belongs to Demarcus Ware) or the highest paid (Terrence Newman is getting paid more by the Cowboys this year…) but Sean Lee is what makes this defense tick. He calls the plays. He makes a ridiculous percentage of the tackles. He has half the interceptions. And now, he's gone.
Sean Lee has been placed on the season-ending IR list and is scheduled to have surgery to replace ligament damage in his big toe. We've seen a few instances this season where players have been taken off the IR list (notably Terrell Suggs), but that does not look like an option for Lee in this case. The best case scenario looks to be not seeing #50 calling plays for the defensive until next training camp.
We'll miss you Sean. Get well soon! (Getty)
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