On Tuesday afternoon, Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee injured his knee. On Wednesday morning, the official diagnosis will be known.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, that’s when the Cowboys expect to receive the final word on the aftermath of what may have been Lee’s final practice of the 2014 football season. An MRI was conducted earlier this evening.
The outcome, if it’s season-ending scenario for Lee, highlights one again the reality that: (1) injuries are inevitable; and (2) it’s impossible to know when or where or how they will happen.
Earlier this month, Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said that the team had given no thought to the possibility of moving Lee to outside linebacker from his spot in the middle.
“He’s so good in the middle there and leading the way, leading the defense,” Jones said at the time. “It’s a natural spot for him to work from. Hopefully, we can keep him there and have the complementary guys around him. If he stays healthy, I know it’ll be a Pro Bowl, if not an All-Pro type year.”
In hindsight, some would call that a jinx. Applying foresight, perhaps the Cowboys should consider trying to lure London Fletcher out of retirement. Or Brian Urlacher.
Otherwise, the best available free-agent options are Pat Angerer, Desmond Bishop, and Dan Connor. Or they can hope that someone already on the roster will step up. Or they can try to swing a trade.
Or maybe they can just accept the fact that, no matter how it all plays out, they’re destined to be 8-8.