The Dallas Cowboys drafted Sean Lee and found a solid middle linebacker to shore up their defense. Now Sean Lee is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Cowboys and owner and general manager Jerry Jones has every intention of keeping Sean Lee around for the long haul.
“When we look at things we need to do short and long term, he’s on that list,” Jones said. “His agreement is on that list. That would be the best way to say it. Those things have to fit. In terms of our planning and management of our cap dollars and our future, we’re planning on having him on the team. We do plan on it and we factor it in when we look at what we have to spend next year.”
In 2013, Lee will earn $630,000 and count $930,000 against the cap. The Cowboys are $10 million under the cap and have the wiggle room needed for an extension. The problem will be the 2014 season where the Cowboys will again be in a tight situation. This past offseason numerous Cowboys players restructured their contracts to help clear room for free agents.