During the Dallas Cowboys loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, the already banged up ‘Boys lost even more players. Middle linebacker Sean Lee, who was leading the league in tackles and interceptions at one point, came up limping with a hamstring injury and went to the locker room. Lee didn’t reenter the game.
“I don’t know the severity, but obviously it’s not good,” Lee said, via ESPN Dallas. “So, we got to figure it out and do whatever I can to rehab and get back as fast as possible.”
Lee will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity. In his post game conference, head coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys had three starters playing on defense at one point. Lee’s replacement Justin Durant also exited with a hamstring injury leaving Ernie Sims, Kyle Bosworth and Cameron Lawrence as the three linebackers.
The Cowboys also didn’t have starting safety J.J. Wilcox, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, and cornerback Morris Claiborne. Hatcher hasn’t been cleared yet but is eyeing a return after the bye week.
“I’m more than sure,” Hatcher said. “I’m going to get in the weight room and I won’t have a bye week and I want to come back being the Jason Hatcher I left and helped my team win. It hurt me not being out there [Sunday].”