Aug 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50) talks with tight end Jason Witten (82) during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at AT

Sean Lee injury update: Cowboys LB to miss 3-4 weeks with hamstring injury

If things weren’t bad enough for the Dallas Cowboys defense after being shredded by the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, they just got even worse. Star linebacker Sean Lee left the game early with a leg injury, but now we know the full extent.

According to various reports, Lee will miss three to four weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

From Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports:

Lee is the heart and soul of that defense and he makes them worlds better when he is in the ball game.

Unfortunately, Dallas will need to find a way to fill the void left by Lee as they charge forward and attempt to keep their slim lead in the NFC East.

Defense is the biggest problem for the Cowboys, so they need to rise to the occasion and do what they can to make up for the loss of a man that was having an All-Pro season.

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  • SmartThinking

    It’s time to speak honestly about Sean Lee. No one questions Lee’s abilities. His drive and leadership capabilities are Pro Bowl caliber. But. Lee isn’t built to be indestructible the way a Pro Bowl caliber middle linebacker in the NFL needs to be. His injuries last year, coupled with this three or four week hamstring injury from last night’s game combine to have him missing nearly an entire season. This Dallas team has players who, year after year, miss long stretches of the season and always at a time when they’re needed most. Lee’s injury history in college should have been seriously taken into consideration before he was drafted. That, or Dallas should have drafted better capable backups than they currently have backing up all the linebackers. I hope Lee comes back from this injury stronger and meaner than ever. But, if he gets injured and sits out another series of games this year or next, then Dallas hasn’t gotten its money’s worth from Lee and management should consider trading him while he has considerable value.