Locking up middle linebacker Sean Lee with a long term contract is among the Dallas Cowboys’ top priorities going into the season, owner and general manager Jerry Jones said this week.
Lee’s rookie deal is set to expire at the end of the season.
“When we look at things we need to do short and long term, he’s on that list,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “His agreement is on that list. That would be the best way to say it. Those things have to fit. In terms of our planning and management of our cap dollars and our future, we’re planning on having him on the team. We do plan on it and we factor it in when we look at what we have to spend next year.”
Jones wouldn’t go into much detail, but he said that the team and Lee’s agent have had some preliminary discussions this offseason. A force to be reckoned with when healthy, the Penn State product led the team in tackles in 2011.
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