Will the 2020 season be the last for Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee?
He has had a great career thus far, and the Cowboys sure don’t want to see him walk away. Will the veteran linebacker walk off into the sunset after this season?
The Cowboys organization and their fans have been thinking about this for a while. When will Sean Lee retire from football? There are some good reasons as to why he may or may not continue to play after this season.
Please Sean Lee, stay with the Dallas Cowboys
Lee is beloved by Cowboys fans, and for good reason. He’s a two-time Pro Bowler and a one-time first-team All-Pro that could have gotten more accolades.
He has been the centerpiece of the Cowboys defense since being drafted in the second round back in 2010. Since then, he has four 100+ tackle seasons, and they were all in shortened seasons.
Known for making a play before it even happens, reading plays is what he does best. Against the run, there is a running lane for a brief second, until you see number 50 staring into your soul with his angry face.
Lee consistently disrupts the running lane and sees it develop before anyone else. It is this that makes him one of the most efficient run-stuffing linebackers in the NFL. You don’t see many plays where he makes a wrong read.
Part of being a good run stuffer is being able to tackle well. That is another part of Lee’s game that makes him so good. While it’s not as good as it once was, it’s still better than most.
Sure, you’re not going to see him light up a running back or wide receiver like safety Kam Chancellor has. What you can see him do is wrap up anyone within his reach and drag them down to the ground.
Defending against the passing game is not something to be left out. While he only has two career interceptions, The General knocked down at least five passes in three seasons, just missing the mark in 2019 with four pass breakups.
While he isn’t an All-Pro linebacker anymore, he can produce as a fringe Pro Bowler. That is more than good enough for the Dallas Cowboys.