After going through the week confident that he would play against the Packers, Sean Lee has been ruled out for Sunday.
Lee suffered a neck injury in the loss to the Bears last Monday in Chicago and had to leave early. An MRI on Tuesday revealed no structural damage in the neck, and Lee participated in practice on a limited basis on Wednesday and Thursday. Later on Thursday though, according to ESPN Dallas, Lee had another MRI which revealed that the neck was actually strained.
"Whenever your talking about head and neck you're particularly careful there's no question about that, particularly about a guy who has as much contact as he does," head coach Jason Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "Having said that, you try to evaluate the injury as best you can with the scans that you do with all of that and what the player is saying, his willingness, his demeanor, his mindset and all of that stuff and you put it all together and try to make the best decision."
Lee being ruled out seems to have caught his Cowboys teammates off-guard.
"I was surprised," said defensive end DeMarcus Ware. "I saw him in the meeting and asked 'Hey, what's wrong, are you all right?' He was just a little bit upset. Things happen and you just got to keep rolling and find a way to win this game."
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