The Dallas Cowboys feel that they found the heart of their linebacking corp and defense for years to come in Penn State alum Sean Lee. And as the Cowboys switch to a 4-3 defense from the 3-4 they think their linebackers will stand out even more.
Now, according to ESPN Dallas, the Cowboys are looking to lock in Sean Lee with an extension before the season.
“Look for Lee to get a long-term contract extension before the beginning of the season. The Cowboys are looking for him to be a leader of this defense for a long time.”
Sean Lee has helped solidify the position for the Cowboys, though in his brief career he has dealt with some injury issues. His health will be critical for the Cowboys success this season.
Extending Lee gives the Cowboys an even tighter financial situation and could make it harder for the Cowboys to retain linebacker Bruce Carter, who is expected to have a big season in Monte Kiffin’s new defense. ESPN Dallas though says that Cowboys fans shouldn’t worry.
“Can the Cowboys afford to pay Carter, too? It might be his turn for a rich extension next offseason, when he’ll be entering the final year of his rookie deal. Just remember that Jerry Jones tends to find ways to keep successful draft picks around Valley Ranch.”