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Cowboys Lose Sean Lee For The Season

Brian Leatherman

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[pull_quote_right]“Bless his heart he has to be the sickest man in America”[/pull_quote_right]

That’s what Verne Lundquist said about tight end Jackie Smith, who dropped a potential tying touchdown in Super Bowl 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

That was my first thought when I heard the news about Sean Lee. Bless his heart, he has to be the sickest man in America. And you know he is. As bad as Dallas Cowboys fans feel about Lee’s injury, I would bet the house he feels worse than anybody else.

Lee’s knee gave out during the team’s first OTA practice and, according to sources, an MRI has confirmed he tore his ACL. There is also conflicting reports on the severity of the knee injury; some outlets are reporting he not only tore his ACL, but his MCL and meniscus as well.

Lee has battled injuries since his rookie year, and has missed 15 games in the last two seasons. However, his injuries aren't from a lack of getting his body ready. Lee has gained the reputation as one the hardest working players in the NFL during the offseason and when he’s on the field, you can see that work ethic carry over because he’s one of the best linebackers in the game.

Sean Lee isn't just one of the best linebackers in the league, he’s a leader on this team.

If you want to see how much he meant to his team, go check out the video of his injury on Tuesday and watch the initial reactions of the player’s right after he went down. Also, check out the video on what some of the players had to say in the locker room. The guy is one of, if not the most respected people in that organization.

seanleeBut I guarantee this: Lee will go up to every single player, look them in the eye and tell them they have to keep grinding, keep working hard and never stop because this is their chance to step up and take over. As fans, we should do the same thing.

As I was reading reactions on Facebook and Twitter I kept seeing people giving up on the Cowboy’s season since hearing the news about Lee. And you know what? That’s just wrong. Sean Lee wouldn't want his teammates to give up or lose hope; Lee wouldn't want Cowboys fans to give up hope either.

So the Cowboys will suck it up and keep grinding, taking the next man up philosophy, and Cowboys fans should suck it up and keep grinding as well. Which means not giving up hope and to continue pulling for America’s team.

Because I promise you this - Sean Lee would tell Cowboys fans the same thing.



Brian has been a football junkie from the time he was 5 years old. He lives, eats and breathes the game. Brian is a college graduate living in the south who loves his faith, his family, and his Dallas Cowboys.

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3 Comments
  • bluesjul

    CowboysNation have we drafted a new tight end or a quarterback? We need to go to the supper bowl we are due. GO BOYS

  • https://insidethestar.com/ Kronos17

    After seeing some of the stats from the last two years, when Lee missed 15 games and played in 17, it was something like 8-7 vs 8-9 records. We had the worst defense last year with him for most of the year and Ware and Hatcher. With or without Lee, we can only get better.

  • The havmer

    I agree, I don’t know how much worse it could get

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Zack Martin, Xavier Woods Suffer Preseason Injuries, Cowboys Down 2 Starters

Mauricio Rodriguez

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Cowboys' Eyeing Training Camp To Extend Zack Martin's Contract

Last Saturday night didn't end well for the Dallas Cowboys, who saw multiple players go down throughout the game, most notably Zack Martin and Xavier Woods. Preseason injuries are always the more painful ones, and when we're talking about someone like Martin, it just makes it worse.

Martin suffered a knee injury and was ruled out after going down. ESPN's Todd Archer tweeted out that a source had claimed the injury was a hyper-extended left knee. This surely would be great news considering the fear right now is a season-ending injury.

Todd Archer on Twitter

A source said the initial diagnosis of Zack Martin is a hyperextended left knee, but he will undergo an MRI on Sunday. The Cowboys do not practice again until Monday and play Aug. 26 against the Arizona Cardinals. Depending on the severity of the... https://t.co/1MPbJfQph8

Zack is set to have an MRI on Sunday and the team is hopeful the injury isn't that serious. We probably won't see the All-Pro left guard return in the preseason but could see him back on the field as soon as September 9th when the Cowboys kick their season off at Carolina.

Besides Zack Martin being the best offensive guard in the NFL, the Cowboys' offensive line depth is definitely not good. If his injury proves to be worse than what the front office believes, this offense will have to play without arguably their best player.

As we nervously await more news on Martin's knee, there are more injured players to talk about.

Xavier Woods injured his hamstring as he made an effort to intercept the ball and was also ruled out for the game. We still don't know about the severity, but we do know it's the same hamstring that he dealt with last year.

Although Woods isn't anywhere near Zack Martin as a football player, his injury comes at the team's weakest position in depth. Jeff Heath, Kavon Frazier and Xavier Woods are the Cowboys' only legitimate safeties that will earn a roster spot.

If the hamstring injury is serious enough to keep him sidelined for multiple weeks, we could see the Cowboys getting outside help for the defensive backfield. Whether that means trading for Earl Thomas, some other safety or looking at the free agents available, I don't see the team going into the season with two safeties on the roster.

For now, we need to wait for more results regarding both of these players who will be detrimental to this team's success in 2018. The Cowboys suffered more injuries than these ones, though.

Saad Yousuf on Twitter

And the injuries continue... Jameill Showers is down on the Cowboys sideline with what looks like a knee injury. Still down. Duke Thomas Datone Jones Bo Scarbrough Xavier Woods and the big one, Zack Martin That's the injury list for the Cowboys tonight.

Datone Jones has been impressive during his stay in Dallas and is a quality DT and was ruled out for the game after getting tangled up with the Bengal's offensive line. Seventh-round draft pick Bo Scarbrough suffered a hip injury and is apparently not severe either.

Compared to Woods' and Martin's injuries, these ones won't keep Cowboys' fans up at night. However, hopefully they all turn out to be okay and ready to play as soon as possible. The team's starters make this team a legit threat in the NFC, but when it comes to depth, they're not in a good position.

Tell me what you think about "Zack Martin, Xavier Woods Suffer Preseason Injuries, Cowboys Down 2 Starters" in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!



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Report: Center Travis Frederick Undergoing Shoulder Evaluation

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After missing the team's walkthrough this morning, it is being reported that Dallas Cowboys starting center Travis Frederick is having his shoulder evaluated due to multiple stingers. According to reports, Frederick has been dealing with stingers all training camp, and the Cowboys are unsure what is wrong with his shoulder.

Frederick rarely misses any practice time at all, and has not missed a start since he entered the league in 2013. He's the catalyst of this offensive line, and will be greatly missed if his injury is severe enough to make him miss regular season game time.

David Helman on Twitter

Jason Garrett says Travis Frederick is getting his shoulder looked at in Los Angeles. He's been dealing with stingers. No update behind that #cowboyswire

Joe Looney has been tasked with replacing Frederick for the time being, taking first team center reps during today's walk through and practice.

Given how meaningless Saturday's game is, I'd expect Looney to start at center against the Bengals this weekend as well. Hopefully the evaluation reveals that Frederick's issues are not serious and he will be ready for game one, but consistent stingers will always make fans fear for the worst.



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Cowboys G Marcus Martin Needs Surgery; Impact on 53-Man Roster

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Marcus Martin, the veteran guard Dallas signed as a free agent last March, suffered a potential season-ending injury in the team's preseason opener last Thursday night. Just how long he'll be out is still be determined, but it still should impact the Cowboys' final 53-man roster this season.

Martin tore ligaments in his right big toe against the 49ers. However, as of yesterday, it was not decided if he would pursue surgery.

Brandon George on Twitter

The Cowboys don't expect backup OG Marcus Martin to play this season after he tore ligaments in his big toe in the preseason opener, but he's seeking a 2nd opinion before deciding whether to have surgery. Martin signed a 1-year deal with Dallas as a free agent this offseason.

A former third-round pick in 2014, the 24-year-old was brought in as a potential reserve at both guard at center. He was still in competition with Joe Looney and others for a roster spot, though, and his minimal one-year contract suggested nothing was guaranteed.

Even if Martin doesn't have surgery, he is almost sure to miss the start of the season. Dallas would likely place him on injured reserve, but still have the option to recall him after Week 8.

Marcus' absence all but guarantees that Looney will return in 2018. This will be his third year in the system and his ability to play center is critical.

In my 53-man roster projection last week, I had both Looney and Martin making the team. So if I had that right, that means a spot has opened up for probably fifth-year veteran Kadeem Edwards, who was playing with the second unit in the preseason opener.

The notorious Chaz Green, who has played guard at times, could also be the beneficiary of the open roster spot.

Damien Mama, an undrafted free agent in 2017 who Dallas added this offseason, is the only other guard currently on the roster. We should get to see more of him as the preseason continues.

Marcus Martin's availability, or lack thereof, and how it ultimately impacts the roster will be determined in the coming weeks.



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