Cowboys, LB Lee have decisions to make
Oft-injured veteran linebacker Sean Lee said after the Dallas Cowboys' season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night that he will ponder whether he will play another season.
"We will see. I am going to take some time and think about it," Lee told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Obviously, staying healthy is something I need to do if I want to keep playing. But I do love playing the game. I love the organization. We have to figure out the future.
"There is a decision. I need to talk to my family. And see what the deal is Cowboys wise. We have to figure things out."
The Cowboys also have some thinking to do.
Lee is owed a $7 million base salary and would represent a $10 million cap hit in 2019. The Cowboys would reclaim $7 million in cap space if they release Lee, according to NBC Sports.
Lee, 32, has been with the Cowboys since the team selected him the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He missed the 2014 season with a torn ACL and never has played a 16-game season.
In the 2018 regular season, he played in seven games (five starts), a hamstring injury limiting him throughout the season. He made just 30 tackles, down from 101 in 11 games in 2017.
In Lee's absence, rookie first-round selection Leighton Vander Esch made a name for himself. In 16 games (11 starts), he made 140 tackles and intercepted two passes.
--Field Level Media