Data Scout Notes: 2ndC/2ndM/PButkus/PLombardi/PNagurski/PBednarik/
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Cowboys picks: Round 2/55 -- Sean Lee, LB, 6-2, 236, Penn State: Another in a long line of Penn State linebackers. He is fundamentally sound and knows how to play the position. Coach Wade Phillips said there is nothing he can't do. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Sean Lee News
02/21/15 - LB Sean Lee is ahead of schedule in his return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, suffered on the first day of organized team activities last May. The Cowboys think they will get a special player back on defense with Lee's return in 2015. The question is what position he will play. If they can re-sign Rolando McClain, then Lee will move to weak-side linebacker.
"We'll put him in the best spot, but that has certainly been talked about -- Sean at weak," Jones said. "But that doesn't mean he will, for sure, be there. We're kind of looking at a group of guys who can do all of them."
07/02/14 - LB Sean Lee (knee) was placed on reserve.injured by the Cowboys July 1.
06/13/14 - LB Sean Lee had surgery on Thursday to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and, as usual on the day of such a surgery, it was declared successful.
"He had surgery this morning and by all accounts the surgery went well," Garrett said Thursday. "I talked to Sean extensively about it yesterday. He feels good about it and got him all cleaned up, and he'll be back and doing his rehab before you know it and he'll be back on the playing field before you know it."
Lee suffered the potentially season-ending knee injury on the first day of organized team activities on May 27.
Garrett said the Cowboys will wait until after all camps are completed to determine Lee's status for the season. They could put him on injured reserve or they could just let him rehab and place him on the physically unable to perform list in hopes of him returning in late November or early December.
The typical rehab time for a torn ACL is 7-9 months
"There's certainly an allocated amount of time that it takes for guys to heal, coming back from these kinds of injuries," Garrett said. "Sean's going to come in here every day and do everything he can to get himself back. It's going to take some time. We all understand that. He understands that. He's been down this road before. But you've heard me say this before: He's as mentally tough a guy as I've ever been around. He has as much passion for this game and for being great in this game as anybody I've ever been around. So those are all positive things for his rehab.
"You obviously don't want to push these things. Anybody who's got an injury, whatever that injury is, you want to make sure that you rehab the right way every day and you follow the prescribed timetable. We're going to be aggressive, more aggressive than the common citizen, but having said that, we've got to make sure we give him the necessary time."
This is not Lee's first experience with a major knee surgery. Lee tore his right ACL in April 2008 w
03/19/14 - LB Sean Lee hasn't played a full 16 games in the regular season in any of his four years with the Cowboys, something the team hopes changes in 2014.
A lack of offseason workouts won't get in the way of Lee fulfilling that goal. Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports that Lee has been medically cleared for offseason workouts after a torn ligament in his neck brought his 2013 season to an early end.
Lee missed the final three games of the season as a result of the neck injury, which occurred in a December 9 loss to the Bears. That was Lee's first game back in the lineup after missing two games with a hamstring injury and the Cowboys went 2-3m including a season-ending and playoff-hope extinguishing loss to the Eagles in Week 17, with Lee out of the lineup.
02/20/14 - LB Sean Lee has not been medically cleared by team doctors two months after sustaining a torn ligament in his neck.
Lee said his neck feels healthy. He has been rehabbing and working out at the team's Valley Ranch facility since the end of the season. The Cowboys start their official offseason program April 21.
"I'm working all the neck exercises," Lee said. "I think it was just having time to heal, allowing that ligament to heal and it takes a certain amount of time. I think we're on the path to where it's pretty much there."
Lee missed the final three games of last season after getting injured in the first quarter of the Cowboys' loss to the Chicago Bears on Dec. 9. He had just come off a hamstring injury that cost him two games.
"I don't need surgery, which is a positive," Lee said. "But I didn't play at the end of the year at a very critical time, and it's been two years in a row and I need to be out there. There's no excuse for it. I've got to find a way to stay on the football field."
In four NFL seasons, Lee has missed 18 games. That includes one in 2011 because of a dislocated wrist and 10 in 2012 because of a severe toe injury.
"I think I've had a combination of injuries, like the hamstring would be an 'injury-prone' type of injury," Lee said. "I think I've also had some bad luck where I got rolled up in a pile with my toe and I've gotten hit by my own guy in a pile.
"I need to find a way to stay healthy, whether it's finding a way to be stronger and not having the hamstring deal or it's hopefully having a little bit better luck. I need a combination of both going forward."
Lee signed a six-year contract extension worth up to $51 million last summer.