Jerry Jones calls Sean Lee Superman, says he can be back in a couple of weeks

October 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee (50) during second half action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports

Before the bye week, Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee injured his hamstring against the New Orleans Saints. The time table for his return was three to four weeks but Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he thinks that Lee could return faster.

“Sean is Superman and I mean it,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM], via the ESPN Dallas.  ”I remember back before the draft, ESPN did a special on him and I think members of his team called him God.

“But he has such a will if anybody can come back sooner than what you oughta be coming back from he can do it. He’s rehabbing at the most intense level you can. If anybody can get back here in a couple of weeks, he can do it.”

The Cowboys need all the help on defense they can get, injuries have plagued that unit. They lost defensive end Anthony Spencer early in the season. Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher missed the game against the Saints. DeMarcus Ware has been fighting injuries. If Lee returns that would be a big bump to the defensive unit.

Jones also thinks wide receiver Miles Austin will be back.

“He’s had a good practice out there on Monday,” Jones said.. “I think he was actually ready to go against New Orleans [Nov. 10], and he probably could have gone earlier. But we really wanted to be conservative on that to the end.”

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Sean Lee

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  • SmartThinking

    Jones is using the media to push Lee to return to the lineup early before he may be fully healed.

    I think Jones is getting desperate: a) for the winning season he’s personally promised everyone, b) to get much needed NFL money for making it to the post season tournament, or c) he’s pushed and finagled and Jerry-rigged the cap and his players’ contracts to a point where it could take as long as a decade to get them even and back in the positive column.

    Now those contracts are starting to back up and he’s jeopardized the success of this team’s future paying for old, washed up and terrible players still on the payroll.

    I also wonder if Jones’ new stadium is anywhere near as profitable as he says it is.

    If any or all of these scenarios are true, then the $1billion price tag the Cowboys are reportedly worth may not make this empire as profitable as people think.

    • JoeDaBeast

      Sean Lee is smart enough not to come back too early. Just look at Jay Ratliff, who signed with the Bears soon after his release (who I still think the Cowboys need to get some of his salary back).

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