Going into his sixth NFL season, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is learning to toning it down in practice a little bit.
Lee has always been an intense, high-motor kind of player, and the Cowboys love that about him. But he has never played a full, 16-game season, and he missed all of last year after suffering a torn ACL on the first day of organized team activities last year. So seeing Lee pull the reins some during offseason workouts is a welcome sight for the staff.
“He’s getting better at that,” said linebackers coach Matt Eberflus, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s a Type-A personality. He’s an alpha type of guy. He’s learning how to take things with the whole process and knowing when to go hard and when to kind of pull back a little bit. He’s doing a real good job with that.”
At this point Lee is still working back from the torn ACL, but the Cowboys have been encouraged by what they’ve seen out of him thus far this offseason.
“Sean has been doing a really good job,” Eberflus said. “He’s trying to get back to where he was and beyond that. It’s a day to day process for him.”