Sean Lee misses practice, teammates say he’s not playing Sunday

Getty Images

The Packers won’t have Aaron Rodgers in the lineup against the Cowboys on Sunday and it appears the Cowboys won’t have linebacker Sean Lee leading their defensive effort against Matt Flynn.

Lee did not practice on Friday because of the neck injury that knocked him out of last weekend’s game against the Bears and Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that several of Lee’s teammates said the linebacker will not play this weekend. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware said it came as a surprise since Lee and the Cowboys have been optimistic all week that he’d be able to play.

“I was surprised,” Ware said. “I just saw him in the meeting and I was like ‘Hey what’s wrong? You alright?’ He was a little bit upset but things happen and you gotta keep rolling.”

The good news for the Cowboys is that they are 2-0 playing without Lee this year while the Packers are 1-4-1 playing without Rodgers. Should those trends hold, the Cowboys will end Sunday with their shot at the NFC East title still very much within reach.