Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee got an MRI on his neck Tuesday to assess the severity of the damage he sustained when he was forced out of Monday night’s loss to the Bears in the third quarter.
The news was as good as the Cowboys could have hoped. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the tests showed no structural damage in Lee’s neck and that he’s expected to play against the Packers in Week 15 despite “soreness and stiffness.”
Lee’s one of the most valuable members of a Cowboys defense that ended its string of capable performances at two by getting torn apart by Josh McCown and the Bears. They’ll need to be better regardless of who starts at quarterback for the Packers, but could still catch Green Bay without Aaron Rodgers if Rodgers’ Wednesday visit with doctors doesn’t result in a green light to return.
Werder also reports that linebacker Bruce Carter, who went for an MRI of his own after hurting his hamstring on Monday, is unlikely to play against Green Bay.