Sean Lee is set to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a torn tendon in his big toe next week, which is a major blow to the Dallas Cowboys defensively. Lee is one of the most important players the Cowboys have on defense and easily their best tackler. Dallas ranks 15th this season in rushing yards allowed, and that ranking could fall even further with Lee on the shelf.
It comes as no surprise that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is upset by the news. How upset? If you ask brother Rex Ryan, extremely upset.
While discussing Bart Scott’s toe injury, Rex Ryan says his brother Rob was, “crying on the phone” about Sean Lee’s toe injury.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 24, 2012
Rex could mean “crying” in the sense of complaining, but I wouldn’t rule out actual crying. Dallas looks like a mediocre team at the moment. Already without one of their best offensive playmakers in DeMarco Murray, the timing of Lee’s injury couldn’t be worse. With a divisional game upcoming against a Giants team that has run the ball well behind Ahmad Bradshaw, we could see an immediate impact from Lee’s absence. Let it all out, Rob. There’s no shame in a grown man shedding a tear or two.