Every player in the NFL wants to start. That’s just a simple fact. And the Cowboys’ Sean Lissemore is now starting for Dallas. But due to the circumstances by which he came to be a starter, Lissemore is less than overjoyed.
That’s because Lissemore, traditionally a defensive end, was moved to nose tackle to replace Josh Brent, who (of course) is done for the year after being charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with the one-car accident that killed practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown. Brent’s year officially came to an end last week when he was placed on the non-football related reserve.
“It was a tough situation,” Lissemore said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It was very emotional. It was one of those things we handled as a team. For me, in my case, it was kind of like the next man up. I had to step up in a position that was necessary for the team. It wasn’t easy, all across the board."
“It affected me in a bunch of different ways. It affected obviously the fact that I had to play nose tackle. But it also affected me for the fact that he was a guy I came in with, been with him for three years now. It was challenging in a lot of different ways.”
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