Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) reacts to a play during the second quarter against the St Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Loss of Sean Lee hits Cowboys Hard


If only Sean Lee could run and tackle with a Q-tip on his foot. Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com broke the story that Sean Lee could be out for as little as two weeks with an injury suffered to his big toe. Sadly, that’s the good news. The bad news is that there is a possibility that it could require season ending surgery.

If Lee is out the rest of the reason, his former teammate, Dan Connor will take his place as inside linebacker and Bruce Carter will become the defensive signal caller. While this could possibly be the worst time for the Cowboys star defensive player to become injured, if the extent of the injury only encompasses a few games the Cowboys will have him rested for the end of the season stretch.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano paid the ultimate compliment to Lee. In his article, he argues that Lee is to the Dallas Cowboys what Troy Polamalu is for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

His absence, however long, will be felt by the entire team. And in his absence, if the Cowboys want to have some measure of success this season, other players will have to step up. The first player that comes to mind is Dez Bryant.

His entire career could be an episode of “C’Mon man!” as seen on ESPN. This past game Dez gave a plethora of reasons (yes, a plethora). The first time he hit the field, he extra-curricular pushing, shoving, and mouthing off costs the Cowboys a penalty and field position. His butter fingers and subsequent complaining in the end zone at the tail end of the game legitimizes every ‘non-call’ by Refs in games to come, and his reckless attempts at gaining minimal yards will cost the Cowboys an untimely turnover and even a game in the future.

Maybe Sean ‘Q-tip’ Lee can be a behavioral mentor for Dez Bryant if his season is over; be the angel on his shoulder. What am I thinking? I hope he is back in two games. If this team has to rely on Dez Brant to mature before progressing as a franchise then they are in serious trouble.

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  • californy

    I be honest I never wanted Sean Lee because of his injury concern coming out of college, but i was wrong about him. Thie injuries still concern me, It hard to beleive a toe injury would be the thing that would keep him out. I played a whole season with torn ligaments, so I kind of understand this type of injury, you lose the ability to push off, cut, and lose your balance. It like playing football on ice. It make me wonder whether it was a toe injury or was it something else. , Regarless of what the injury is Sean Lee will leave a big void here in Dallas, I believe it the leadership qualities this team will miss the most. Sean was the glue that held this defense together. I believe he should of played through the injury, half a Sean Lee is still better than the next best player on this Cowboys defense.