Cowboys executive vice president said this week that the team would most likely look into giving linebacker Sean Lee an extension as he prepares to enter the final season of his rookie contract.
“Historically, we look at guys going into the last years of their contracts,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News, “Sean is going into the last year of his contract, so that’s probably something we’ll look at.”
Lee will be a crucial piece in the 4-3 defense brought in by Monte Kiffin and, despite his missing significant time in his rookie season of 2010 and last season, he’s more than shown he can be a difference maker. In his second year in the league, 2011, he led the team in tackles and interceptions.
From all we’ve read, Lee has also had a strong offseason showing.
But the numbers will be dictated by a number of factors, including what Dallas gives Lee’s fellow member of the 2010 draft class, receiver Dez Bryant.
“Everybody affects everybody,” Jones said. “We don’t just look at what our cap is in 2013. We have to project out and see what that does to 2014, 2015.”
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