Sean Lee’s agent Mike McCartney, who saw his client sign a six-year, $42 million contract extension on Wednesday, said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, that Lee expressed a strong wish to be “a Cowboy for life.”
With all the playing incentives involved, Lee’s extension is worth up to $8.5 million annually, but Lee had no intention of squabbling over numbers in his talks with Dallas.
“It was important to him. He wants to focus on football,” McCartney said of getting the deal done. “He is obsessed with being a great player more than any player I have worked with. He truly is thrilled about getting the contract done. He doesn’t have to worry about anything but being a great Dallas Cowboy. He is special.”
According to McCartney’s account, Dallas initiated talks quickly after seeing Lee, who suffered a season-ending toe injury in Week Six of 2012, go full speed in a practice session early in training camp. Since then, Lee only continued to impress, in limited time through the first three preseason games.
“Sean has missed some time,” McCartney said. “He is willing to bet on himself and earn the higher amount with play time. He is a key component to the defense, and he is going to be there for years to come. He looks great with that star on his helmet. I’m thrilled for him and his family.”
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