The Dallas Cowboys got some much needed positive news on the injury front on Thursday, when linebacker and captain Sean Lee returned to practice, four days after he was forced out of the loss to the Saints in New Orleans with a concussion.
Lee suffered the concussion in the first quarter of the eventual 26-20 overtime loss, and left immediately. He’s been going through the NFL’s concussion protocol since, and Jason Garrett has been encouraged by what he’s seen.
“He’s going through it, and everything is optimistic,” Garrett told the team’s official website Thursday. “If he practices today he’ll be limited, but we’re optimistic with how he has responded to everything.”
Garrett didn’t want to get ahead of himself, but indicated that the Cowboys are optimistic at this point about his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Patriots.
“Just where he is--but again, he was feeling good after the game on Sunday night,” Garrett said. “So we’re optimistic about his progress as the week goes on.”