Sean Lee retires

NFL: DEC 29 Redskins at Cowboys
Getty Images

Sean Lee is calling it a career.

Lee, a 2010 second-round draft pick who spent 11 seasons with the Cowboys, told Todd Archer of ESPN he has decided to retire.

The 34-year-old Lee was a first-team All-Pro in 2016 and a defensive captain in Dallas for several years, although injuries significantly limited him for much of his career. Lee missed a total of 58 games over 11 seasons with the Cowboys.

Lee was a free agent and there hadn’t been any reports of him drawing interest, so it’s no surprise that he has decided he reached the end of the road after a good career.

15 responses to “Sean Lee retires

  1. It seems like this guy is always injured. But I just looked and he played more games over the past two seasons than Isaiah Wynn

  2. Awesome player who just couldn’t stay healthy. I truly believe if he hadn’t had the injuries he would be considered one of the top 2 or 3 linebackers of his era. Thanks for memories Sean Lee. Enjoy retirement

  3. Man what a player. But any LB with neck and shoulder issues– the clock is ticking.

  4. Pretty incredible player when he was on the field. Undoubtedly will be a coach some day if he wants it.

  5. Thank you for your many years of service to the Cowboys Sean. You are a great competitor and motivator and I suspect we will see you again in coaching.

  6. Will make a great defensive coach I would imagine especially after being coached by several different coordinators during his career.

  7. Lee was a game changing LB when he was at 100%–Hall of Fame level. Unfortunately, he was at 100% only about 20% of the time.

  8. Good person, good player when healthy, but health was the rub. Seems like the LB health thing, or lack thereof, rubbed off on Vanderesch.

  9. Great when healthy? So, what? A big part of being in the NFL is being able to play in the games. The hall of fame would be littered with great players, if injuries weren’t part of the game.

  10. Well done , sir. One of the best the last decade. Injuries are impossible to avoid as the body ages and the intensity remains. The last few years have been tough.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.