Let me start by saying that the Sean Lee injury is the worst possible thing that could have happened to this Defense. Aside from a Tony Romo injury, this is the worse thing that could happen to this whole team. Lee is the heart and soul of this unit and when he is on the field, nobody makes a bigger impact. It is hard to even fathom this happening on the very first day of OTA’s. The one and only benefit is that the Cowboys have time to figure out a way to replace the stud Linebacker.
The Cowboys will have to groom fourth round pick Anthony Hitchens, move Bruce Carter, or move Devonte Holloman. Holloman is the key player here, I believe that if he can build on his play from the end of last season, he will earn a spot somewhere as a starter. Happening so early, Dallas is also able to scour the bare free-agent market or work out some kind of a trade. The point is it’s better to happen now than the week before the regular season.
The very traits that are great about Sean Lee are the same traits that have caused him some problems. He is aggressive and extremely passionate. He was just barely cleared to resume practicing, he should have known better and taken it easy for a bit. That is not Sean Lee’s fault and as angry and disappointed I was to hear the news, I still love this about him. He is not soft. He is a competitor who knows nothing but giving his all and I respect the heck out of him and his approach.
Sadly this time next year, he will be talked about in the same manner that Bruce Carter is being talked about this year. His future will be questioned and rightfully so, he is on his last leg. Sean Lee has had some bad luck, here is hoping that he recovers well and comes back better and healthier than ever.