Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee earned positive reviews in his return to the field on Saturday night after a year-and-a-half absence.
As you probably remember, Lee missed all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, suffered during organized team activities. Before that, he missed the final three games of the 2013 season with a neck injury. Saturday marked the first game of any sort that Lee has participated in since December 9, 2013.
Owner Jerry Jones, for one, got a familiar feeling watching Lee make a play during the 28-14 exhibition loss.
“That was Lee taking on the flow of the play coming his way and I didn’t have to look twice,” Jones said, per ESPN Dallas. “I just saw the five on the back of his jersey and knew Lee had arrived. That was a play that was classic Lee.”
Lee finished with three tackles while playing in three defensive series in the first half.
“He had hits on the ball,” head coach Jason Garrett said,” was around the ball a lot and really looked like his old self.”