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Official Sean Lee diagnosis coming in the morning

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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.

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31 Responses to “Official Sean Lee diagnosis coming in the morning”
  1. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: May 27, 2014 9:41 PM

    Ok we get it… he got injured !

  2. bigbenh8tr says: May 27, 2014 9:43 PM

    Is Vilma not a free agent?

  3. acmepackers says: May 27, 2014 9:44 PM

    Let’s not bury them just yet. You never know how these things will turn out… Besides, the Cowboys seem to be able to bury themselves without our help.

  4. joeflaccoallday says: May 27, 2014 9:44 PM

    8-8.

  5. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: May 27, 2014 9:45 PM

    Official diagnosis for Cowboys defense with or without Lee ! CANT STOP NOBODY

  6. boobie323 says: May 27, 2014 9:46 PM

    What a Way To START Garrett Last Year as the Cowboys Coach..Its Only May Though…The Saga Continues

  7. parasonic says: May 27, 2014 9:51 PM

    Fletcher?? He couldn’t cover squat last year. As a skins fan I’m torn. I’d hate to see him come out of retirement to play for the Cowboys. Then again, I know he wouldn’t be very good and I’d love to see a washed up MLB start for the Cowboys.

  8. normaneinstein7 says: May 27, 2014 9:56 PM

    8-8 is highly optimistic. They won’t be sweeping the Giants and Skins this season. 5-11 or 6-10 is more likely. Too bad they didn’t draft Manziel. This would be the perfect season to break in a new QB.

  9. iamdinguskhan says: May 27, 2014 9:56 PM

    London or Brian!? Both of them clearly had lost a step the last games they played. Dumb idea neither has even been in any offseason program. I’m a Skins fan but you gotta feel for Sean he is on heck of a football player but Cowboys should have had a plan B in place knowing this guys history of injuries. 8-8 record is a stretch this season.

  10. jaggedmark says: May 27, 2014 10:05 PM

    Yep, the last option. 8-8 no matter what. “destiny”

  11. jerrysglassescleaner says: May 27, 2014 10:08 PM

    Lee hurt? Thats nothing new. Still Super Bowl bound!

  12. douchebigelow says: May 27, 2014 10:13 PM

    “CANT STOP NOBODY”- straight up Rhodes scholar there. Must be from Philly or DC. Is that you Dexter Manley?

  13. moerawn says: May 27, 2014 10:13 PM

    Here’s a prognosis: guy’s a baller but he’s glass.

  14. stunzeed5 says: May 27, 2014 10:14 PM

    London Fletcher would never play for that filled diaper of an organization….

  15. The Steelers created the NFL. The Steelers defined what it means to play football. We win Super Bowls. Wow, we are important. You shrivel in our immense shadow. Think about it. says: May 27, 2014 10:14 PM

    LOL

  16. doomsdaydefensetx says: May 27, 2014 10:14 PM

    :(

  17. edelmanfanclub says: May 27, 2014 10:16 PM

    This guy is amazing, but if you think hes not inkury prone your crazy. I feel bad cuz he could be top 5, but he cant stay healthy. I hope its not serious, but its likely torn.

  18. awareness18 says: May 27, 2014 10:22 PM

    Pray for the best….. What a great guy Lee is. Hopeful.

  19. cjforpresident says: May 27, 2014 10:22 PM

    8-8 sounds about right for the cowgirls.

  20. realnflmaster says: May 27, 2014 10:25 PM

    This guy is always injured. This is why he isn’t a JET. He would tape it up and fight through the season if he was one of the 53 chosen ones.

  21. NFLisnotreality says: May 27, 2014 10:28 PM

    Lets mix it up a little this season- 7-9.

  22. ilovefoolsball says: May 27, 2014 10:29 PM

    I love Jerry.

  23. wwwmattcom says: May 27, 2014 10:46 PM

    The official diagnosis is officially coming at a more official later point by an official of the team officially.

  24. dynam01 says: May 27, 2014 10:54 PM

    Judging by his teammates’ reactions, and his own, there’s no doubt it’s a serious injury. Really good player, if only he could stay on the field.
    Two rules in football. #1) Players get hurt. #2) No exceptions to rule #1.

  25. cags777 says: May 27, 2014 11:02 PM

    8-8? You’re being too kind, Florio.

  26. bornahawker says: May 27, 2014 11:02 PM

    Call Seattle and send us some picks for KJ Wright, He is in his last year and we have guys waiting for his job. I should be the GM is Dallas.
    GO HAWKS!

  27. jayblack073 says: May 27, 2014 11:10 PM

    cags777 beat me to it, cut those wins in half and maybe thats more accurate

  28. swcowboy says: May 28, 2014 12:23 AM

    New estimate of their season record… 4-12. Possible first pick in the upcoming draft. Trade down, pick up two first round picks and restock defense and return to 8-8 for 2015… with some luck.

    The Cowboys have no cap space and free agents are beyond their ability to afford. They need to collect picks by trading high or reasonably priced veterans for draft picks and rebuild through the draft, focusing on collecting picks in rounds 1-3.

    Of course, that means they will not do it. They will extend new offers to veterans and make the cap situation worse. The cap hell they are in, and have been in for years, is why there is no depth at almost all positions on the defensive side of the ball. It all falls at the feet of Jerry Jones who can do “okay” in the draft, but is completely list when dealing with salary cap issues. He is just entirely too rich to figure out how to make the best use of a little over 130 million in change. If he could spend his own money to purchase player contracts, he’d have several more superbowls, but when the field is even, the skill of the GM and coach is the difference between being first in the next year’s draft and selecting 32nd.

  29. ixdarexu says: May 28, 2014 1:18 AM

    The thought of Urlacher with a star on his helmet wearing a star on his helmet is intriguing. But to my recollection he is pretty much the first version of Sean Lee and amazing talent with injury problems when healthy the best on the game at his position but always an injury risk(that goes for all players but has a history of problems) still would love to give it a shot.

  30. pr0jecktpat says: May 28, 2014 1:41 AM

    Hopefully he has a speedy recovery, and can get back out there, the guy is fun to watch.

    From a Redskins fan.

  31. frankfordyellowjackets says: May 28, 2014 11:07 AM

    Should the Cowboys even be having live contact during off-season practices?

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