Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee has been playing at an All-Pro level this season, and he is central to the Cowboys defense, which is already bad enough without him. Lee has been injured twice now this season, and we’ve seen the Cowboys defense absolutely implode every time he is not on the field. He’s without a doubt their best run defender, and he’s easily their best coverage linebacker. The amount of importance that he has on this Cowboys defense is never understated, because people realize what he means.
So when Lee stated last week that there is no timetable for his return following the neck injury he suffered in Week 14, there were plenty of concerns regarding his status for Week 16. Now, there are significant concerns regarding Lee’s status for the remainder of the season.
According to a tweet from Nick Eatman, owner Jerry Jones says he’s “very concerned” that Lee could be out for the remainder season, and the Cowboys czar aptly called Lee the “QB of the defense”.
Lee has been one of the few bright spots on Dallas’s defense, which has been among the worst in the league. They were blown out by Josh McCown and suffered an epic collapse at the hands of Matt Flynn in the past two weeks, and that’s really been the story of their season. Not even a healthy Lee has covered up all the holes on this defense, as the Cowboys are among the worst teams in the league at defending both the run and the pass. If Lee is out for the remainder of the season, then it would be a crippling blow to the Cowboys playoff chances and hopes of doing anything of significance in the postseason.