11:25 PM EST, Fri March 06, 2015

Cowboys' free-agent needs: Linebacker

With free agency starting March 10, it is time to break down the Dallas Cowboys' needs and wants. Teams can start talking with players on Saturday. Linebacker What they have: Sean Lee ($2.5 million base salary), Anthony Hitchens ($510,000), Kyle Wilber ($660,000), Cameron Lawrence ($585,000), Dekoda Watson ($745,000), Keith Smith ($510,000), Troy Davis ($510,000), Keith Rivers ($870,000). The position: Lee's return is a huge boost, but it does not offset the potential losses of Rolando McClain, Justin Durant and Bruce Carter in free agency.

Sean Lee (knee) ahead of schedule; Morris Claiborne (knee) won’t be ready before training camp

INDIANAPOLIS – Sean Lee’s rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee is ahead of schedule, Cowboys chief operating officer Stephen Jones said Wednesday. The 28-year-old middle linebacker is expected to be a full participant in April’s …

Sean Lee ahead of schedule, Mo Claiborne's recovery will be slow

INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Dallas Cowboys begin their official offseason program in April, linebacker Sean Lee will be a full participant. "I think Sean is ahead of target," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. Lee suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on the first day of organized team activities last May and missed the season. This is the second rehab Lee has gone through after tearing his right ACL at Penn State. The Cowboys replaced Lee with Rolando McClain at middle linebacker during the 2014 season and they are not sure where Lee will play in 2015.

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