The Cowboys were up 10-7 in the second quarter on Sunday night when linebacker Sean Lee was forced out of the game with a hamstring injury.
It’s hard to blame everything that happened in the game from that point on Lee’s absence, but the Saints outscored the Cowboys 42-7 the rest of the way in what turned out to be an easy home win for New Orleans. Lee is having an MRI on Monday to determine how bad an injury he sustained.
“I don’t know the severity, but obviously it’s not good,” Lee said, via ESPNDallas.com. “So, we got to figure it out and do whatever I can to rehab and get back as fast as possible.”
Lee was followed out of the game by linebacker Justin Durant, who also suffered a hamstring injury, and the team was already missing defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, safety J.J. Wilcox and cornerback Morris Claiborne from the lineup. Those absences were too much for the defense to overcome and the Cowboys will have to hope that the bye week does some of those bodies good because they’ll need all hands on deck to remain on top in the NFC East down the stretch.