The most anticipated news coming out of Valley Ranch all week has been the injury status of second year linebacker Sean Lee. The team leader in tackles and interceptions dislocated his left wrist last week. The Dallas Cowboys final Injury Report, which was released today, has confirmed what we all expected. Lee is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Lee did not participate in any of the practices this week and that is usually the best indicator that he will not play on Sunday. His role will be filled by veteran linebackers Bradie James and Keith Brooking. Rookie Bruce Carter should also get some limited reps during the game. When asked about the possibility of James and Brooking stepping in for Lee’s absence, Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan had this to say:
“We’re so fortunate to have the great players that we do. That’s been a great situation all year, having three guys like that. The reality is no one’s that lucky. Now we’re down to two veterans. We have two real good young guys that we’re working in there behind them. But ofcourse with Bradie and Brook there’s two excellent pros that have great communication. Their tough. They do alot of great things for you. Are we going to miss Sean? Absolutely. He’s a tremendous football player and really a young guy on the come. But these guys are excellent and proven veterans.”
Also listed on the Cowboys’ injury report were starters CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) and RB Felix Jones (ankle). Both players were officially listed as out for Sunday’s game. G Kyle Kosier (foot) and P Matt McBriar (foot) were both listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, but both practiced on a limited basis this week. QB Tony Romo (ribs) was also listed on the report as probable but he fully participated in practice all week and is expected to play.
On Seattle’s Injury Report, starters QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral), S Kam Chancellor (knee), LB LeRoy Hill (knee), WR Sidney Rice (foot), WR Mike Williams (hamstring) were all listed as probable for Sunday’s game in Arlington. They all fully practiced on Friday and are all expected to play.