November 11, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys might be intersted in Jonathan Vilma to replace Sean Lee


The Dallas Cowboys are looking at another tough start to this upcoming season as they may be without star linebacker Sean Lee for even more time following his latest injury at Cowboys OTAs. Lee may be lost for the season and if not the season, a large portion of it with a knee injury and the Cowboys are bracing for the worst.

Adam Schefter doesn’t have an update on Lee’s status just yet but he does have some input on who they might target should Lee be lost as is expected. According to Schefter, former New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is healthy and ready to play, which means he could be an option for the Cowboys in the immediate future.

Of course, this is all assuming that the Cowboys lose Lee which is an absolute worst case scenario for them. Vilma isn’t a bad pick up though and may have even been an alright veteran signing even if Lee hadn’t suffered this knee injury.

Vilma was a leader with the Saints and knows what a defense needs to get fired up. He may have lost a step with age, but he’ll likely be walking more steps on two legs than Sean Lee will this season which by default makes him a better option. It’s just a perk that he happens to be one of the better defensive veterans floating around in free agency still.

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  • Bill Smith

    You realize we coulda had Shazier and then Trai Turner and Kept our second rounder for someone like Kony or Crichton

    • Scott.

      The steelers took Shazier with the pick before dallas. We will see what they do in the middle now, I don’t think they have an adequate replacement on the roster.

  • SmartThinking

    If Lee is, indeed, lost for the year, the Dallas coaches need to take a step back, take a deep breath and seriously look around at who’s out there and what they can seriously bring to this team for the entire season.

    Personally, I don’t want to see big Jones buy some cheap-assed burnout from another team like most of the free agents he’s acquired so far this season. The position is just too important to just stick another Durant or Sims-type journeyman player in the middle.