How Will The Cowboys Offense Cope Without Sean Lee?


Why have the football gods forsaken us? It just wasn’t enough to let us off with a victory last weekend was it? Here we all were all excited that maybe the team was finally moving in the right direction only to bring us crashing back to reality.

A few weeks ago I made the comment that an immediate solution to all of the Cowboys woes would be to start Sean Lee at every position. How is it that we lose that guy for the entire season?

It’s almost like a bad joke really. Every team has at least one player that no matter what is going to play all out a hundred miles per hour. While I’m not necessarily challenging the integrity of the other players’ efforts but more so saying that Sean Lee is just that kind of guy that you know will be there mentally every game.

Sep 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys line backer Sean Lee (50) on the line of scrimmage during the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Buccaneers 16-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Obviously what happened to Sean Lee is not a good thing but something that we are all going to have to deal with nonetheless. What it does mean is that somebody is going to have to step up.

Up to this point Bruce Carter has played well and has been a major part of the “Bruce Lee” tandem. Will he be the one to fill the void? Can Dan Connor, Sean Lee’s Penn State comrade, play a pivotal role in keeping this defense competitive? Will the acquisition of Ernie Sims lessen the blow?

Sean Lee is lost and that’s unfortunate but the Giants aren’t worried about it all. This game is huge in terms of playoff and divisional placement. As weak as this team has been playing it’s hard to imagine that the playoffs are the focus. The team may only be 3-3 but as far as divisional play is concerned an undefeated record is huge. The Cowboys absolutely need this game.

The team will be fine. The absolute truth is that I think the defense will be fine it’s really the offense I’m worried about. I bashed the defense a little bit for their play against Chicago but other than that they have been solid at worst. The defense is actually what has kept this team from completely sinking.

So maybe the question would better be stated like this. Can Dez Bryant fill the void left by Sean Lee? Can Tony Romo fill the void? Can the offensive line play well enough to help this team win?

I’m sure the title through a few people off but really how will this offense cope without Sean Lee? Without his role on defense it may take some time for the new unit to gel placing more pressure on the offense to perform.

We all know they can do it, heck we’ve all seen it at times. Sean Lee being out means that there is no more time to waste but it has to be now.

Miles Austin played great last week but he has to be more relevant in every game for the whole game. Dez Bryant and Kevin Ogletree can no longer drop balls. The line can’t make excuses anymore. The expectations of Cowboys fans aren’t going to drop only because Sean Lee is gone.

Sunday is a good time to see how this team will respond. If you can’t get excited to play a divisional rival then you don’t deserve to win, especially if that rival is the New York Giants.

Dallas brought their A-game in week one. They are going to have to do it again.