The Dallas Cowboys have locked middle linebacker Sean Lee for the foreseeable future with a six-year contract extension, Nick Eatman of the team’s official website has reported.
According to the league's official website, the deal is worth about $7 million a year, or $42 million total, with additional playing incentives that could bump that annual number up to $8.5 million.
Lee’s agent, Mike McCartney, confirmed the news via a congratulatory Tweet about his client.
Lee’s rookie contract was set to expire after the 2013 season.
Last season, the Penn State product recorded 58 tackles and an interception before being lost for the season with a big toe injury. Before that injury, he looked to be on his way to a Pro Bowl-caliber season.
Lee’s best season as a Cowboy thus far came in 2011, when he lead the team in tackles with 105, tied for the team lead in interceptions with four and recovered a pair of fumbles while playing in a career-high 15 games.
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