3 free agents the Cowboys could still re-sign in Dallas

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Sean Lee, Dallas Cowboys
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Sean Lee, LB

Injuries once again limited the effectiveness of linebacker Sean Lee last season. The two-time Pro Bowler, who has seen his promising career ravaged by injuries, missed seven games in 2020. His 20 total tackles recorded were the lowest in his entire NFL career. That can’t sit well with the hardnosed veteran.

Considering retirement this offseason, Lee could easily choose to rejoin America’s Team for another year. And the fact there’s a new defensive coordinator at the helm in the highly-touted Dan Quinn could be an incentive to do just that.

The Cowboys reportedly refused to sign free-agent linebacker K.J. Wright recently. That could be an indicator that Lee will indeed make his return to Dallas this season.

With Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Eash both still on the depth chart at linebacker, Lee’s role is more of a backup to that duo and as an extra coach on the field, on the sidelines, and in the film room. But the 34-year old has also proven he can still give the team quality snaps as a starter if needed.