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Sean Lee returns to Cowboys on one-year deal

The Dallas Cowboys are losing multiple players in free agency, but there will remain one constant: Sean Lee.

Lee is staying with Dallas on a one-year, $4.5 million contract with $2 million guaranteed, Mike Garafolo reports.

Lee was drafted by the Cowboys in 2010 and has played with them ever since, making two Pro Bowls. He constantly is battling injuries but managed to play in 16 games last season and had 86 tackles.

Lee, 33, is a veteran leader for the Cowboys and almost like a player-coach. Jerry Jones probably would never want to lose him and will probably do whatever he can to keep Lee within the organization in almost any capacity.

Lee, Dak Prescott, Blake Jarwin, and Amari Cooper are returning to the Cowboys. Byron Jones, Jeff Heath, Robert Quinn, Maliek Collins, Randall Cobb and Jason Witten are gone. Interestingly, just about half those players (Collins, Witten, Heath) signed with the Raiders.

Sean Lee expected to miss time for Cowboys

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Sean Lee is expected to miss some action for the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said on Tuesday that Lee is going to be a out for “a little bit.”

Lee got hurt during the Cowboys’ loss to the Tennessee Titans on “Monday Night Football.” The linebacker has already missed three games this season due to his hamstring injury, so this will add to that total.

Lee is an impact player whenever he is on the field, but the problem is he constantly is hurt. He has missed 26 games since 2010, not including the entire 2014 season he missed due to a torn ACL.

Report: Sean Lee expected to miss multiple games with hamstring injury

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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has battled hamstring injuries throughout his career, and he suffered another one on Sunday that is expected to keep him out a while.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Lee will likely miss “a few weeks at least” with his latest hamstring issue.

Lee did not sound optimistic when speaking to reporters after the Dallas Cowboys’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, and now we know why. He also tweaked his hamstring in Week 2, but Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that was more of a cramp and it was the other leg.

Lee is arguably the most important player on the Cowboys’ defense when healthy, but he has had trouble staying on the field. He’s an unquestioned leader in Dallas and was actually blamed for running Dez Bryant out of town. The Cowboys allowed a bad offense to score 24 points on Sunday, so they’ll need Lee back as soon as possible.

Dez Bryant calls Sean Lee a ‘snake’ for getting him cut

Dez Bryant popped on Twitter on Friday to air some thoughts, and boy did he keep it entertaining.

It all started by Bryant responding to radio comments from Stephen Jones about how Dak Prescott would be better off without Bryant in his ear.

“Here we go with that scapegoat s—.. i charged everything to the game and went the other way.. y’all know what the real problem is .. don’t put it on me with that bulls—.. garbage a– play calling.. Everybody lined up in the same spot for 17 weeks..,” Bryant wrote on Twitter in response (profanity edited).

A fan then responded and said Stephen Jones was clueless. Bryant disagreed, instead saying it was Jerry Jones who was clueless with the Dallas Cowboys. Then he called Sean Lee a snake.

“He’s not clueless.. Jerry was the only one who was clueless.. s— was a planned to get me out ask Travis and my brother snake Lee I mean Sean Lee,” said Bryant.

What makes Lee a snake? Bryant says he found out Lee was behind him getting cut.

Despite his comments, Bryant still says he considers himself a Cowboys fan and that he’s not bitter.

Bryant remains unsigned since being released by the Cowboys. That is seemingly by choice. He is considering signing a one-year deal with a surprising AFC team.

Hidden gems on all 32 NFL teams

James Bradberry

NFL superstars tend to receive many rewards, ranging from massive contracts to All-Pro nods and trips to the Pro Bowl. But in order to succeed at the highest level, all 32 teams still need role players and unsung heroes to help them along their journey.

Sometimes those role players receive the recognition they deserve — most often within the fan bases or cities in which they play. But frequently, they are not recognized the way they should be.

Each team has some hidden gems on their roster — here’s a look at one for each team.

Arizona Cardinals – Markus Golden, linebacker

Markus Golden is more overlooked than unknown, but at his current rate of development, he won’t be forgotten much longer. Golden finished the 2016 season with 53 total pressures, 41 run stops and 12.5 sacks. The 41 run stops were good for fourth-most among edge defenders in the NFL. Golden is in line for a Pro Bowl or All-Pro nod in 2017 if he continues at this pace. If that happens, the secret will be out.

Atlanta Falcons – Grady Jarrett, defensive tackle

Grady Jarrett was considered underrated in college and that remained true over his first two seasons with the Falcons. Even despite a strong performance in the Super Bowl, Jarrett hasn’t exactly seen his name in lights. If Atlanta didn’t choke the game away, perhaps that would be different, but for now, Jarrett and his 78.3 Pro Football Focus rating will continue to fly under the radar.

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Sean Lee: Locker room problems did not plague 2015 Cowboys

Sean-Lee-CowboysThe Dallas Cowboys are coming off their worst season in more than 25 years, and injuries certainly played a big role in that. However, there was also a lot of talk about locker room issues and a lack of focus throughout the season.

Sean Lee says we shouldn’t buy into that.

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, Lee insisted his 4-12 team had an adequate work ethic.

“I thought if you watch our effort throughout games, we played extremely hard,” Lee said, via Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News. “The issue with us was when we lost some of our best players — Tony [Romo], Dez [Bryant] — the margin for error became smaller. We weren’t able to overcome adversity. We didn’t make the critical plays, game-changing plays all the time. We didn’t cause enough turnovers. Defensively, we didn’t make the plays down the stretch in the fourth quarter.”

Should the Cowboys have won more than four games even without their key players for many of them? Perhaps, but Lee insists there was never an effort issue.

“It was never because we weren’t all-in,” he said. “It was never because of effort. It was all because of execution, especially in critical times.”

It’s tough to tell if Lee is being truthful, especially since we have already had one Cowboys player admit that there was tension in the locker room. There was also a report that claimed some of Dez Bryant’s teammates felt he had trouble staying focused.

Of course, the best remedy for the Cowboys will be a healthy Tony Romo. They would also probably benefit from not bringing back Greg Hardy, and it seems like that issue will be taken care of.

Report: Cowboys fear Sean Lee has torn ACL

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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee left practice on Tuesday with an apparent leg injury, and the team is reportedly bracing for the worst. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys fear Lee has torn the ACL in his left knee. He’ll undergo an MRI on Tuesday to assess the damage.

An injury of that magnitude would obviously be devastating for both Lee and his teammates. The 27-year-old recorded 99 total tackles last year in just 11 games. Lee also has a great nose for the ball, as he has recorded 11 interceptions in his four-year career.

[Video: Sean Lee helped off the field at practice]

Lee declared himself fully recovered from a torn ligament in his neck earlier this offseason. He has battled injuries throughout his entire career and has never played in a full 16-game season.

To make matters worse, Tuesday was the first day of organized team activities for the Cowboys. It was supposed to be a non-contact practice, but Lee was reportedly rolled up on by a teammate. He’ll miss the entire 2014 season if the Cowboys’ fears are realized.

Photo: Twitter/Charean Williams

Sean Lee helped off field with what could be serious injury (Video)

Sean Lee is the heart and soul of the Dallas Cowboys defense, and the team has needed him badly during the 15 games he has missed over the last two seasons. At the Cowboys’ first official day of organized team activities on Tuesday, Lee was helped off the field with yet another injury.

As you can see from the video above, Lee had trouble putting weight on one of his legs. He was reportedly swearing as he was being helped off and did not seem at all pleased. Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram shared a photo of Lee looking like he was clearly in pain.

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Lee was apparently rolled up on by offensive lineman Zack Martin during a drill, which is always a scary thought. He entered the offseason program healthy after recovering from a torn ligament in his neck, so the last thing the Cowboys need is Lee suffering another significant injury. Hopefully it wasn’t as bad as it looked.

Rex Ryan says brother Rob Ryan was crying about Sean Lee’s toe injury

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.

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.