Late Tuesday night the Dallas Cowboys confirmed that the teams standout Inside Linebacker and defensive signal caller will miss the remainder of the season as a result of the toe injury he suffered in the third quarter of the game against the Carolina Panthers. At first Lee had expressed optimism about being ready for Sundays showdown with the New York Giants, but instead he will need surgery to repair the ligament damage in his right big toe.
Sean Lee was the Dallas Cowboys second round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, and in just his third season he has become one of the best ILB’s in the NFL, and with Bruce Carter, the Cowboys have formed one of the best ILB duos in the NFL.
Sean Lee will be replaced by the fifth year veteran from Penn State, Dan Connor. However, it will be Bruce Carter taking over as the defenses primary signal caller.
This loss will create a huge void in the heart of the Cowboys defense, and their first test without Sean Lee wrecking havoc in the middle of the field will be against the New York Giants on Sunday, the game will be played at Cowboys Stadium.