With Keith Brooking likely out for the remainder of the preseason with a minor shoulder injury, Sean Lee will get an ample opportunity to prove himself to the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff, as he, a second round draft pick out of Penn State, moves into the starting role in the 12-year veteran’s absence.
Dallas is rather high on Lee who, by the coaches’ count, had 13 tackles on Saturday, but they haven’t seen much of him. Lee was bothered by a quadriceps injury through most of the San Antonio portion of camp, and it wasn’t until the exhibition against the Chargers on Saturday that he made his debut with the team.
Lee himself was unimpressed by his performance Saturday, but the coaches were pleased, and are looking forward to seeing the rookie in extended action.
"We say, 'Well, he didn't do this or that he didn't do that," said head coach Wade Phillips, per the Dallas Morning News. "He did make some mistakes but that guy was all over the field ... He made some plays a lot of people can't make."
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