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Will Sean Lee Be A Dallas Cowboy In 2020?

There's been a changing of the in Dallas lately.

The first thing to change? The position, when took over for an injured in 2016 and never looked back. Then just a few weeks ago , the of the Cowboys for nearly a full decade, was replaced by .

Now, the writing appears to be on the wall for veteran .

Lee has been a mainstay with America's Team for ten years himself, becoming a fan favorite and one man wrecking crew of sorts on the defensive side of the ball. For years the narrative was that as long as Sean Lee was healthy, the Cowboys would be ok.

And honestly, there was some truth to that.

Do the Dallas Cowboys Have a Sean Lee Backup Plan?
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9839361e)
linebacker Sean Lee watches during the 2nd quarter of a football game between the and the Dallas Cowboys at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. The Texans won the game 14 to 6
NFL Cowboys vs Texans, Houston, USA – 30 Aug 2018

Lee was the most important player on Dallas' defense for quite some time, playing at a player when healthy. The issue is, though, that it has been increasingly difficult for him to be healthy. Now Lee is entering unrestricted at 34 years old, with his replacements already drafted with a couple of years of starting under their belts.

Lee is no longer the player he once was, but he's clearly respected and loved in that locker room. When Sean had arguably his best performance in years against Los Angeles last season, recording both a sack and an interception, the pure joy from all of his teammates was obvious. After the game, went as far as to call Lee their true leader on the defense, despite no longer holding the “captain” status.

That stuff matters. It really does. Bill Simmons once wrote that what we learned the “secret” about winning in the was that it really wasn't about basketball at all. The secret is chemistry. This applies in football, the ultimate team game, as well. And Sean Lee is exact kind of player which can heighten your chemistry.

But the coaches which have loved Lee are now all gone, with a new staff in place and a new philosophy on the way. Lee is past his prime, and may want to take matters into his own hands and retire before the season begins.

At the end of the day – Sean Lee deserves to finish his career as a Dallas Cowboy. There's a role for him on the 2020 Cowboys if he wants it.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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