If you noticed something different about Cowboys’ inside linebacker Sean Lee on Sunday, it likely had something to do with the large, white cast on his left hand and wrist, a protective measure applied last week after he suffered a dislocated wrist in the Cowboys loss to Philadelphia, two weeks back.
Lee recorded four tackles, but admitted afterward that he struggled in some aspect of the game due to the restrictive cast.
"It was definitely tough in certain situations," Lee said, per the Dallas Morning News. "But it definitely was fun being back out there. ...
"I kept feeling like I couldn't wrap up. I kept sliding down."
Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, meanwhile, gushed over Lee’s performance while saddled with the cast--dubbed by Lee’s teammates as “Q-tip.” And following a week without the second-year linebacker in the lineup, Ryan made clear that he believes a limited Sean Lee is better than no Sean Lee at all.
"He slowed the game down for us," Ryan said. "What a plus he is to have in the lineup. He really is one hell of a football player. Apparently, he's a pretty good d-coordinator, too. He did great."
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