Sean Lee, the fellow that emerged from a relatively small role in his rookie season of 2010 to become the team leader in tackles and interceptions in 2011, believes that another year of maturing and another year under Rob Ryan will lead to only good things for the Dallas Cowboys defense.
Lee recently expanded on his expectations for the Dallas defense that was much maligned last year, saying that the team is looking forward to getting back on the field.
"I think we have a lot of optimism,” Lee said, per ESPN Dallas. “If you look at last season, I think the biggest problem with the defense ... we weren't win[ning] games in the fourth quarter, we weren't able to make big plays in the fourth quarter, we weren't able to execute consistently in the fourth quarter.
"There were a lot of positives that came out of it. I look at our defense and I think we took a step forward in a lot of areas. If we can cut out bad football, if we can make plays in big situations ... We have the guys, we have the guys who work hard, we're doing everything we can to get better, and that's why I think this year we're going to take another step forward and we'll continue to do that in the future."
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