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Surgery Thursday for Sean Lee, Cowboys hope for best


Even though he tore his ACL in OTAs, the Cowboys aren’t ready to declare Sean Lee’s season DOA.

According to Todd Archer of, Lee will have surgery Thursday on his torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, in hopes of a possible return late this season.

“We’ll see what the surgery indicates and we’ll make our decisions from there,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.

At the moment, unless they just need that 90th roster body, there’s no point in putting him on IR. They could use the physically unable to perform list as a short-term stash to give him the chance to return.

While Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram came back from a torn ACL to play six games last year (including the playoffs), he’s also younger than Lee and doesn’t have the same lengthy injury record.

“I just think we want to go in there and do the surgery, get it done right, get him well and then make those kinds of decisions,” Garrett said. “Typically doctors will give you a timetable and you see what’s reasonable and you make your best roster move.”

It’s worth waiting, if only to add psychological incentive for Lee in his latest rehab.

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14 Responses to “Surgery Thursday for Sean Lee, Cowboys hope for best”
  1. fin72 says: Jun 10, 2014 4:54 PM

    Jim Irsay thinks Sean Lee getting surgery on his knee is heroic!

  2. ariani1985 says: Jun 10, 2014 4:54 PM

    Even hurt he is still better than the LB for the Packers or shehawks

  3. vusnu says: Jun 10, 2014 4:55 PM

    Lee is toast.

  4. dapollock69 says: Jun 10, 2014 5:01 PM

    Great. He’ll be in perfect health to sustain a season ending paper cut while wrapping Christmas presents.

  5. time2speakup says: Jun 10, 2014 5:03 PM

    Jim and Jason, hang in there! My Niners will have 1, maybe even 2 ‘Backers they will have to let go that are better than what you already have. Hey – Don’t say we never gave you anything.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 10, 2014 5:12 PM

    If only there was a way to do financial surgery that could get back this one last cheap year at $750k he has left before it jumps to $2.5MM next year before he even sniffs the field again. Then he has $3MM followed by a set of 7’s after that. I call that close enough to be called a full house of money cards. The Cowboys pot odds on this hand are dwindling fast.

  7. arlingtonsynn says: Jun 10, 2014 5:35 PM

    Saving him for the end of the season…. why? It’s not like they are sniffing the playoffs with or without him.

  8. floratiotime says: Jun 10, 2014 5:41 PM

    Sad stuff … and I hate the Cowboys.

  9. seabreezes51 says: Jun 10, 2014 5:57 PM

    If they get him back late in the season, they have a chance to go 8-8

  10. distracted9 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:05 PM

    Sad to see such a strong player go down.. Hope Lee has a full recovery.

  11. dbara43 says: Jun 10, 2014 6:28 PM

    He’s never been the same since Golden Tate knocked him into next week.

  12. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 10, 2014 7:55 PM

    They should let him get 100% healthy and not try to rush back putting him on season ending IR will ensure him or his team doesn’t push the issue and rush him back

  13. darocnessmonsta says: Jun 11, 2014 1:17 AM

    stupid comments we had Lee Last yr and he missed games the Cowboys had the worst defense with him on the field learn about football before u make dumb comments Romo is the reason they went 8-8 with out him the team would have probably lost every game with that Defense!!!

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 11, 2014 7:22 AM

    I think “hope for the best but prepare for the worst” applies here.

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