Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee doesn’t need surgery on his neck, but there’s no clear timetable for his return to the Cowboys defense.
That leaves owner Jerry Jones “very concerned” about the possibility that Lee will not play again this season. Jones referred to Lee as the quarterback of the defense and said during his weekly visit to 105.3 The Fan that he thinks the injuries to Lee and other linebackers were a key reason why the Cowboys blew a 23-point lead against the Packers.
“We had to quit doing things on defense that we had been doing. That compromised us,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.
As for some of the other things that have been blamed for the loss, Jones said he didn’t have a problem with the play calling in the second half of the game and said he was for the aggressiveness that the team showed after the Packers started to put points on the board. Jones also said he didn’t think quarterback Tony Romo had too much latitude to check out of plays in the offense, which isn’t much of a surprise since Jones spent the offseason pitching a bigger role in offensive decision making for the quarterback.
The Cowboys control their fate in the NFC East and can win the divison with a pair of victories. If they can’t do that, we’ll see if Jones remains as supportive as he’s been since the end of the game against the Packers.