The Dallas Cowboys have spent most of the past week fielding questions about, and discussing at length the loss of inside linebacker and defensive co-captain Sean Lee, and while seemingly everyone agrees that Lee is irreplaceable, quarterback Tony Romo believes the loss of the Cowboys’ leading tackler in 2011 might serve as a rallying point for the team.
“Sean has been exceptional for us,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s played outstanding football, not just this year but last year as well.
“You just can’t replace a guy like Sean, but guys can step up and rally and each guy needs to be more cognizant of what they have to do at an even higher level. If you get that, you can still help your chances as a football team to win games.”
“It’s obviously a tough blow for us, but we’ll rally around him.”
From a strictly on-field standpoint, Dallas plans on using a sort of platoon system to fill the considerable void left by Lee, a system that will feature Dan Connor (who will start in Lee’s place), Alex Albright and, most likely, Ernie Sims, who was signed off his couch this week.
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