The Dallas Cowboys have already ruled star inside linebacker Sean Lee out for tomorrow’s game against the Green Bay Packers, which is excellent news for Eddie Lacy, who will be playing despite an injury. Lacy can take full advantage of what should be an awful Cowboys run defense without Lee, and this will be a huge key with Matt Flynn starting again.
Lee has already missed a chunk of time this season with a hamstring injury, and this neck injury he suffered last week could cost him multiple games. He was initially expected to play after an MRI turned up clean, but it became more clear that Lee had suffered an injury of significance. Now, we know that Lee suffered a sprained ligament in his neck, and it has left him without a timetable.
According to the Dallas Morning News’s Jon Machota, Sean Lee doesn’t know when he’ll come back from this neck injury, which is more serious than initially thought. He stated that he needs to be fully healthy in order to play, which makes this a wait-and-see situation. Lee won’t be able to play until he is cleared by doctors, so consider his status for Week 16 also up-in-the-air. The Cowboys desperately need him back, but they aren’t going to rush him back either. Keep a close eye on all updates regarding Lee’s injury next week, because that’s when the team will evaluate him further and see where he is at in the recovery process.