For the second straight week in a row, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee spoke very critically about his play and the play of the Dallas defense following the 51-48 loss to the undefeated Denver Broncos on Sunday. The former Penn State alum recorded 16 tackles in the loss and currently sits second in the league in total tackles with 50. But according to Lee after the game, it’s simply not good enough.
“Defensively, we were just terrible. No way around it. We were just terrible. Across the board. 51 points, unbelievable. We need to take a look at ourselves, individually and collectively, and find a way. Cause we’re letting the team down.”
Lee also realized that the Cowboys offense did everything they could to win the game. Dallas posted an amazing 522 yards of offense resulting in six total touchdowns. As of right now, Dallas total offense ranks seventh best in the NFL. But their total defense ranks a lowly 30th.
“Well it’s tough. You know you got to give the offense an unbelievable amount of credit. They scored 48 points. And the fact that we weren’t able to win and the offense scores 48 points is absolutely unacceptable. And we have to find a way to be a better defense. Right now, we are not a good defense. Two weeks in a row we’ve given up way too many points. Way too many yards. And until we get better, we are not going to win ball games. It’s purely on us.”
In the last two weeks, the Cowboys defense has been burned for an astounding 815 passing yards and nine total touchdowns. The also faced two of the hottest quarterbacks in the entire NFL in Denver’s Peyton Manning and San Diego’s Phillip Rivers. Still Lee, as is his nature, made himself personally accountable for the losses. And he took full responsibility for his lack of play.
“Just across the board. Everybody was not winning…starting with me. We weren’t winning. We weren’t rallying to the football enough. We weren’t making enough plays. They made a lot more plays than we did. And, like I said, it starts with a guy like me. I’ve got to make more football plays. Gotta find a way to get better now. Cause if not, we aren’t going to be the defense we want to be.”