On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys were dealt a huge blow.
The Cowboys learned the linebacker Sean Lee tore his ACL and would have to miss the 2014 regular season.
“He’s a special guy and he’s had to deal with some adversity from an injury standpoint in his career before and he’s come back,” Garrett told the Dallas Morning News, “and we’ll evaluate what happens and he’ll respond accordingly.”
The Cowboys are going to whatever they can to replace Lee and one report suggested they could attempt to drag former Chicago Bears’ great Brian Urlacher out of retirement.
Although there are plenty of possibilities, one former Cowboys’ rival certainly isn’t one. According to ESPN’s’ Ed Werder, former Washington Redskins’ linebacker London Fletcher will not be coming out of retirement to join the Cowboys.
Cowboys considering all options to replace Sean Lee. Count out London Fletcher, who says he’s retired and Redskins fans would object.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) May 28, 2014
Instead, the Cowboys will try to replace him from within, using players like DeVonte Holloman, Anthony Hitchens and Justin Durant in an attempt to make up for the lost production.
According to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas, Lee is already helping the Cowboys’ young players.
Sean Lee, a leader whether healthy or not, was at Valley Ranch today helping young LBs prepare to try to replace him.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) May 28, 2014
Fletcher started his NFL career way back in 1998 as undrafted rookie with the St. Louis Rams. He signed with the Buffalo Bills in 2002 and played for the Redskins from 2006-2013, when he officially announced his retirement. Fletcher had 2,032 tackles, 39.0 sacks and 23 interceptions in his career.