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
05/01/16 - LB Sean Lee suffered a setback of sorts and recently underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery. It's on the same knee that Lee suffered an ACL injury in 2014, forcing him to miss the entire season.
Lee returned in 2015 to earn his first Pro-Bowl bid. The surgery is not considered major. He is not expected to miss much time and will be ready by training camp, at the latest. Lee has battled knee injuries throughout his career, never playing a full 16-game season, but Jones expressed little concern about the latest procedure.
"It just cropped up," Jones said. "It'd been bothering him a little bit. Why not check it here while we're early in the offseason and get it cleaned up?"
Jones said the Cowboys will take a cautious approach with working Lee back into the offseason program, and isn't overly concerned how much work Lee does when organized team activities get underway in late May.
"No hurry with Sean," Jones said.
01/03/16 - LB Sean Lee of the Cowboys is inactive with a hamstring injury that could cost him a $2 million escalator on his 2016 base salary.
Lee has a play-time incentive in his contract that stipulates if he plays in 80 percent or more of the Cowboys' defensive snaps this season, his $3 million base salary increases to $5 million. Going into Sunday's game, Lee had played in 82.1 percent of the Cowboys' snaps. If the Cowboys' defense is on the field for 66 plays Sunday against the Redskins, Lee's play-time percentage in 2015 would drop to 77 percent.
Lee leads the Cowboys with 128 tackles this season. He has 2.5 sacks.
01/03/16 - LB Sean Lee asked to be inactive for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, costing him a $2 million escalator. "It was me that decided not to play," he said. Lee had to play in 80 percent of the defensive snaps this season to trigger the bonus to his $3 million base salary. Lee had played in 82 percent going into the regular-season finale.
12/07/15 - LB Sean Lee led a defense that kept Washington out of the end zone until the final minute. He finished with 13 tackles, including a sack and two tackles for losses. "Sean played spectacular. His signature was surely all over that defense," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "He saved the day today for us."
11/17/15 - LB Sean Lee passed the concussion tests that kept him out of the Tampa Bay game and should be ready for the Dolphins game.