Aug 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee (50) on the sidelines during the game against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Lee: players at fault for Dallas Cowboys' defensive woes

There are always a number of reasons when a team fails to make the playoffs as the Dallas Cowboys did last season. Whether it was Tony Romo showing his lack of a clutch gene, poor game management from head coach Jason Garrett or downright poor performance from the defense, there is no shortage of excuses, but linebacker Sean Lee says some players need to look in the mirror.

“I think that the 4-3, 3-4, there are a lot of similarities really,” Lee tells ESPNDallas.com. “Obviously we didn’t make the transition well, but that was on us working more, becoming better, learning quicker and executing it better. I think that’s on the players.”

The defense floundered under the direction of Monte Kiffin who has been replaced by Rod Marinelli as the team’s defensive coordinator and even though the coordinator is different, the same personnel is in place, so for the results to be better, the players need to be better.

A healthy Lee can go a long way toward that, but the Cowboys inside linebacker has yet to be cleared to resume offseason activities after tearing a ligament in his neck.

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