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Sean Lee Draws Praise From Dick Butkus

Butkus visited Cowboys camp in Oxnard, CA on Wednesday

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    Add Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus to those impressed by the Dallas Cowboys’ Sean Lee.

    Butkus visited Cowboys camp on Wednesday, and met with the team. But he made a special point to pull two players aside--defensive end DeMarcus Ware and Sean Lee, who, in the new 4-3, will play Butkus’s old position of middle linebacker.

    "I've been watching him," Butkus said of Lee, per ESPN Dallas. "(He's) an old-school guy."

    Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett told reporters that Lee was on the verge of giddy over meeting the Hall of Famer.

    "He's fantastic, a legend," Lee said. "He's probably one of the best football players of all time. To see him and meet him, I was pretty moved.

    "He was great. He was talking about playing hard and playing a certain way and staying clean and understanding that we are role models and we have a certain way we need to act and a certain way we need to play. It was a great speech."

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