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Report: Cowboys reached out to Sean Lee last week, there is “strong interest” to bring him back for 2020

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The General could return for another ride.

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The legal tampering window is officially open in the National Football League and as a result the next few days are going to be very interesting. The Cowboys can obviously negotiate with any free agent they want, but they still have a lot of players on their own team that they need to work on bringing back.

Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Byron Jones headline the Cowboys group of players in need of new deals, and the quarterback is at the very least on the franchise tag for now. Cooper and Jones are both on the open market for now as are a handful of other players the Cowboys would likely like to retain.

The Cowboys have “strong interest” in bringing back Sean Lee

One of the players that Dallas is apparently ready to do some work with is someone they have quite a bit of familiarity with - linebacker Sean Lee. According to NFL Network’s Jane Slater, the Cowboys have “strong interest” in bringing The General back.

It has now been two years since the Cowboys drafted Leighton Vander Esch in the first round. LVE was remarkable as a rookie which drastically impacted Lee’s standing with the team. Lee seemingly understood this and decided that being part of the organization was a higher priority for him so he returned in 2019 under a re-worked deal.

Lee filled in for Vander Esch at times last season, admirably in certain instances, and is a great point of depth for any team. If the Cowboys get him back on a reasonable deal, that is certainly a desirable situation.