The Cowboys have plenty of other issues than their quarterback and wide receiver. One of the biggest is the absence of middle linebacker Sean Lee, whose absence is part of the systemic failure of the Cowboys defense this year.
And he might be out the rest of the year.
Lee missed Sunday’s collapse against the Packers because of a sprained neck ligament, and while he won’t need surgery to repair the problem, he might not make it back for the next two games.
“We have to do more tests with the doctors,” Lee said, via Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com. “Until they clear me I won’t be in there. That’s the key. Hopefully they’ll clear me pretty soon.”
Lee described himself as “week to week” as a result of the sprained neck ligament he suffered against the Bears, which doesn’t sound optimistic with two weeks left.
“Obviously I’d like to be back as soon as possible, but I don’t know exactly when that is because the doctors have to give me a timetable,” Lee said.
The Cowboys also lost Lee’s replacement, Justin Durant during the Packers loss. Linebacker Ernie Sims was also knocked out of the game just before halftime, and is scheduled to have an MRI today for a hip or groin injury. Bruce Carter was out with a hamstring problem.
Those problems left the Cowboys playing rookies DeVonte Holloman and Cameron Lawrence along with Kyle Wilber.