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

Dallas Cowboys optimistic about health of Sean Lee

Dallas Cowboys star linebacker Sean Lee was expected to miss at least a month with a hamstring injury that he suffered a couple of weeks ago, which was a devastating blow to the team’s already struggling defense.

However, as far as team owner Jerry Jones is concerned, Lee should be able to come back sooner than his time frame for recovery initially suggested.

“Sean is Superman, and I mean it,” Jones said, via 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.”

If Jones’ optimism leads to reality, the Cowboys defense will get a big boost when Lee is able to return.

Dallas is currently locked in a dog fight in the NFC East, so any help they can get will be welcomed.

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  • SmartThinking

    The good news: Sean Lee heals quickly from his injuries.

    The bad news: Sean Lee misses several games each season because he continually gets hurt.

    The problem: as good as Lee is, he’s just not built with the body a prototypical elite middle linebacker must have to keep from being continually damaged and play, every week, at full speed in today’s NFL.

    Lee’s a hoss. But his continuing injuries, like Murray’s and Claiborne’s and, and, and, make him and them liabilities to this team and a nightmare for coaches to scheme for because they never know for sure if they’re in the line up or out for the season.