Defensive captain Sean Lee, who missed a total of five games in 2013 with hamstring and neck injuries, has been cleared to participate when the Cowboys offseason conditioning program kicks off next month, Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas reported on Wednesday.
Lee missed a pair of games in November with a hamstring issue--the official injury of the Cowboys’ 2013 season--and then the final three games with a sprained neck. He still finished with 99 tackles, four interceptions (including a pick-six) and six passes defended.
After last year, Lee--who has still never played in all 16 games in a season--admitted to reporters that he needs to find a way to stay on the field.
"I think I've had a combination of injuries, like the hamstring would be an injury-prone type of injury," Lee said, per ESPN Dallas. "I think I've also had some bad luck where I got rolled up in a pile with my toe and I've gotten hit by my own guy in a pile. I need to find a way to stay healthy, whether it's finding a way to be stronger and not having the hamstring deal or it's hopefully having a little bit better luck. I need a combination of both going forward."
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