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Lee Could Make Preseason Debut Thursday

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    Linebacker Sean Lee of Penn State is picked by the Dallas Cowboys in round 2 of the NFL draft.

    Rookie linebacker Sean Lee, who missed nine practices in San Antonio, as well as Sunday’s preseason opener with the Bengals with a strained quadriceps, may make his preseason debut on Thursday night, when Dallas takes on the Oakland Raiders at home.

    Lee, who dealt with cramping early on in camp, suffered the quad injury three weeks ago. It seemed at first a minor injury, requiring just a few days of treatment, but he wasn’t cleared to return to practice until last Wednesday. He was held out Sunday as a cautionary measure.

    Now, after spending the past weeks studying hour after hour of game film in an attempt to stay mentally sharp, Lee is hoping to see some live snaps on the turf of Cowboys Stadium for the first time since being taken in the second round of April’s draft.

    "I feel like there's a chance I'll be able to play," Lee said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I'd like to play. I've spent a lot of time watching film so when I do come back I don't make a lot of mistakes."

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