Sean Lee; you know him and love his efforts. He plays the game the way it was meant to be played and it seems that he has paid a price for the way he plays it by winding up on IR year after year. There is no doubt that Lee is one of the best linebackers in the game when he is healthy. That is why he is so popular with the fan base. The problem has always been keeping that much talent on the field.
In order to help protect their investment the Dallas Cowboys moved Lee to the weakside LB spot this season. The move paid off in spades as Lee saw action in 14 games for the team. He recorded 128 stops this season and was the force that we have always known him to be. He also accounted for 2.5 sacks, the first of his professional career. He had one interception on the season, which seems low for him, but it was a touchdown saving play against the Eagles in week two.
Lee was just added to the Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, who will miss the festivities due to a knee injury. He is the fifth Dallas Cowboy named to the Pro Bowl roster. He will join kicker Dan Bailey and offensive linemen Tyron Smith, Zack Martin, and Travis Frederick as they represent the blue star in Hawaii. One can only hope that all five Cowboys will wind up as part of Team Irvin. Regardless of where they wind up, each of these players is deserving of the honor. Congratulations to Lee and his fellow players for some well-deserved recognition.