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 news: Sean Lee expects to be ready for offseason program

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee missed a majority of the season with a number of injuries. The most severe setback for Lee was a sprained ligament in his neck in Week 14 that forced him to be shut down for the remainder of the year, but he is expected to be healthy heading into the offseason.

The good news for Lee is that the injury is not likely to require surgery, so he should be able to get back in the saddle for the offseason program despite being questionable.

Neck’s getting better,” he said, via the Dallas Morning News.  “It’s on its way. I should be ready to go. I think we’ll evaluate it more as the year goes on or the next couple months. But I should be ready for everything this off-season and be fine for next year. “

Lee’s durability has been a concern for Dallas, with the linebacker missing 15 of the team’s last 32 games.

When Lee is on the field, he is one of the most impressive linebackers in the league, but he needs to find a way to stay healthy and shed the injury prone label.

“Avoiding the injuries that I can control is what I’m going to try to do at all costs by making sure I am physically prepared for the season and physically prepared for every game,” Lee said. “After that, you have to go out there and play and hope you can stay healthy.”

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  • Scott.

    Somehow, someway they have to figure out how to keep him injury free the entire season. The defense loses too much talent and intensity when he’s off the field. Maybe rotating him out on certain plays.

    • JoeDaBeast

      The fear of rotating him out would be when? He is so good in run support and pass coverage that the Defensive Coordinator and Garrett are going to have to make a call. And stick to that call when Lee’s replacement gives up a big play.

      • Scott.

        For starters lets not be presumptuous and say lee has never given up big plays. I think they can find a player in draft of free agency that is as good or better in one of the above situations you’ve mentioned that would allow him to rest for a few snaps during the game. That’s why they get paid the big bucks to figure that out.

        • JoeDaBeast

          Never said Lee has never given up the big play, but with the exception of the last two years, D-Ware didn’t come out either. It is difficult to spell your best defender with the fear of taking him out of a situation he could defend properly. The big bucks come from preparation.

          • Scott.

            Agree but the reality is he is injury prone and has been his entire college and nfl career. They have to figure out how to keep him on the field for 16 games.

  • dtrain1255

    Mr. Brittle, they should keep him out until the last six games of the season so he contributes when it counts.