Report: Cowboys LB Lee wants to play in 2019
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has decided he wants to play in 2019, The Athletic reported on Wednesday. The oft-injured, nine-year veteran contemplated retirement after the Cowboys' season ended with a playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 12.
"We will see. I am going to take some time and think about it," he told reporters at the time. "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." Now that the 32-year-old Lee has decided he wants to keep playing, the Cowboys will have a decision to make.
Lee is due to make $7 million with a $10 million cap hit in 2019, according to Spotrac. Dallas could save $7 million against its cap by cutting him. Lee missed nine games last season. The two-time Pro Bowl selection has missed 51 games since the Cowboys made him a second-round pick in 2010. He has never played all 16 games in a season, logging 15 in both 2011 and 2016.
The Cowboys also have one of the best young linebacker tandems in the league with Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. --Field Level Media