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Who is the most important Cowboys defensive player not name Sean Lee?

Brandon George, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Outside of Sean Lee, which player will be most important to the success of the Cowboys defense this season?George: The easy answer would be linebacker Jaylon Smith because of the high expectations. But I'll say defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. The Cowboys need a pass-rusher to emerge and give them a double-digit sack guy. Lawrence needs to return to his 2015 form when he had 8 sacks. He's entering a contract year with a lot...
This video only further proves that Cowboys LB Sean Lee is a beast

This video only further proves that Cowboys LB Sean Lee is a beast

Ever wonder what a Sean Lee workout looks like. Spolier alert: It's insane.P3sports science recently offered a glimpse into the Cowboys linebacker's offseason work, and he's going hard. Check the action out for yourself.Rest assured Lee looks ready to head to training camp in Oxnard, Calif. The Cowboys head that way Saturday.
Inside The Star Jul 17, 2017

Depth at this Position Leaves Dallas Cowboys with Defensive Weakness

The Dallas Cowboys defense–as a unit–is easily the group that needs to play better for the team to win its first Super Bowl in 22 seasons. But on the defense there’s a position of particular concern, which seems odd, considering that position has an All-Pro player on the depth chart; linebacker. The Cowboys linebacker group looked pretty solid during the offseason. Sean Lee is one of the best linebackers in the league and arguably the best 4-3 outside linebacker. Anthony Hitchens is a solid contributor who has now been starting for the Cowboys for a majority of his career. He still has...
Who's gone? Who's still here? A recap of the Cowboys' offseason roster shuffle

Who's gone? Who's still here? A recap of the Cowboys' offseason roster shuffle

With a rookie tandem in the backfield and a defense full of 'orphans,' the 2016 Dallas Cowboys went 13-3, winning the NFC East outright.A few months later, many of the faces on the roster have stayed the same. The usual suspects of Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Sean Lee are still around. But over the course of the offseason, the organization has seen it's fair share of movement as they prepare to repeat last year's success in 2017.Here's a recap of the past few months of roster moves.Who stayed in Dallas?There was a long list of potential free agents heading into the offseason for the...
Cowboys linebackers outook: Aside from Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens, there are questions but no ready answers

Cowboys linebackers outook: Aside from Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens, there are questions but no ready answers

Editor's note: SportsDay Cowboys insider Kate Hairopoulos broke down each of the team's position groups ahead of training camp. This installation, analyzing the Cowboys' linebackers, is the seventh of the series.LinebackersOn the roster: Kennan Gilchrist, Anthony Hitchens, Joseph Jones, Sean Lee, John Lotulelei, Mark Nzeocha, Jaylon Smith, Lucas Wacha, Kyle Wilber, Damien Wilson 2016 recap: Lee is coming off a rare healthy season, an All-Pro one at that, after leading the team from the weak side spot with a career-high 145 tackles, which ranked fourth in the NFL. Hitchens started every game...
Tony Romo on expectations for the Cowboys: 'Well, they're high; as they should be'

Tony Romo on expectations for the Cowboys: 'Well, they're high; as they should be'

Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo joined the NFL Network. Here are some highlights. On expectations for the Cowboys Tony Romo: Well, they're high. Any time you come off a season like they had last year, in Dallas especially, the expectations are gonna be ramped up. The type of football team they have, they should be. You saw what that offensive line can do and then they added some pieces last season. They've got some great players who are still playing at a really high level. Jason Witten, Dez Bryant, Sean Lee, the veterans of the team. You add the young guys with them, Dak and Zeke....
A big season from this Cowboy could be the key to defense's success

A big season from this Cowboy could be the key to defense's success

Kate Hairopoulos, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights. If Orlando Scandrick starts to get pushed out of the lineup what do you think they could get for him in a trade? Kate Hairopoulos: I think they need his experience and maybe people are assuming he'll lose his job a little too quickly. Sean Lee aside, who is the defender that Dallas is going to need a huge season from to be successful on defense? Kate Hairopoulos: I'll go with DeMarcus Lawrence here. The defensive end is...
Inside The Star Jul 10, 2017

Who Will Be Cowboys Most Improved Defender in 2017?

The Dallas Cowboys’ defense is set to look entirely different than it did a year ago, with all of the buzz on Rod Marinelli’s side of the ball being generated by young and exciting draft picks like Taco Charlton, Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Xavier Woods, or Marquez White. The Cowboys’ rookie class of 2016 performed so well that the seemingly bold proposition of expecting all these new starters – especially in the secondary – to gel together instantly is warranted. Helping in these young player’s transition will be some defensive centerpieces like Sean Lee and Byron Jones. With...
Bryan Broaddus on Damien Wilson situation: 'Not one of those things that you say they can move on, they'll be OK'

Bryan Broaddus on Damien Wilson situation: 'Not one of those things that you say they can move on, they'll be OK'

Dallascowboys.com columnist and former NFL scout @BryanBroaddus joined Shan and RJ on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan to discuss America's Team. Here are some highlights. What type of guy is Damien Wilson? Bryan Broaddus: When you're talking about athletic ability and movement, him and Anthony Hitchens were outstanding. The things that Wilson was able to do at the SAM linebacker -- now let's know this, they take the SAM linebacker off the field when they play nickel, or they play their sub-package or their dime group. But, what they were doing with him was when Sean Lee wasn't practicing, they were...
Cowlishaw: If Jaylon Smith isn't ready, Damien Wilson situation could leave Cowboys awfully thin at linebacker

Cowlishaw: If Jaylon Smith isn't ready, Damien Wilson situation could leave Cowboys awfully thin at linebacker

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn, answered your questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks and local college sports in a live chat Thursday. Here are some highlights. Does Damien Wilson's arrest put even more pressure on Jaylon Smith? Tim Cowlishaw: I don't think Jaylon looks at it that way but certainly it has an impact on all the linebackers. The Cowboys would like to have the problem of figuring out how to play Smith with Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens and Wilson. If...

Cowboys player profiles: Regardless of Jaylon Smith's status, Dallas needs Sean Lee to be leader again in 2017

This is an ongoing series breaking down key players on the Dallas Cowboys' roster.SEAN LEEPosition: LinebackerSize: 6-2, 238Age when season starts: 31College: Penn StateDrafted: 2nd round in 2010 (No. 55 overall)Experience: Entering his eighth seasonContract status: Signed through 20192016 recap: Sean Lee finally enjoyed a healthy season in 2016 and made the most of it.For the first time in his career, Lee was named first-team All-Pro. He set a career high with 145 tackles, which ranked fourth in the NFL. Lee was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl team.For the first time in his career,...
Blogging The Boys Jun 29, 2017
Five starting positions on the 2017 Cowboys roster that could be up For Grabs

Five starting positions on the 2017 Cowboys roster that could be up For Grabs

The Cowboys probably have a pretty good idea of who their starters will be, though five positions may be up for grabs in training camp. The Dallas Cowboys kick off their training camp in less than four weeks. And once camp is underway, one of the most exciting things to watch is how the roster develops. But as much as we like to speculate about bubble players, late risers, and potential veteran cuts, we also know that in reality, most of the starters have a pretty firm grip on their roster spot. Nobody is challenging Dak Prescott for his starting spot anytime soon. And guys like Sean Lee,...
The moment that made All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee a believer in Jaylon Smith

The moment that made All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee a believer in Jaylon Smith

Cowboys All-Pro linebacker Sean Lee is excited to have Jaylon Smith on the practice field with the LB corps heading into training camp. After watching Smith spend his entire rookie season rehabbing a knee injury, Lee can point to a specific incident late in the 2016 season when Smith proved himself."We were in a meeting towards the end of the year, and he asked a question about the game plan," recalled Lee. "I'm like, 'You know what? That was a great question and I'm going to write that down and study it.' At the end of the season, he was still learning and training his mind. "Physically,...
Blogging The Boys Jun 29, 2017
Wish The Cowboys Signed Linebacker David Harris? Here’s Someone Better.

Wish The Cowboys Signed Linebacker David Harris? Here’s Someone Better.

LB Zachary Orr made second team All-Pro in 2016 in just his first year as a starter and now he’s a free agent. When 33-year-old linebacker David Harris was released a few weeks ago some thought he would be a good fit for the Cowboys. Sure he’s older, but besides Sean Lee how many of the Cowboys linebackers can truly be relied upon? We all know the deal with Jaylon Smith, while Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson are role players who could improve but they aren’t exactly guys you want playing 75%+ of the snaps over an extended period of time. Kyle Wilber and the rest of the depth chart...
Inside The Star Jun 25, 2017

Who is Dallas Cowboys Second-Best Defensive Player?

I’ve been working on a project ranking the Dallas Cowboys roster that will be unveiled soon. In the process, I’ve discovered a question that leads to interesting discussion. In fact, it could have a major bearing on the 2017 season. Who is the second-best player on the Cowboys defense? I say “second-best” because, as I’m sure you’ll agree, number one is clearly Sean Lee. The team’s top linebacker is the only current Dallas defender to ever go to the Pro Bowl and is the only one who would even be in that conversation right now. The last defensive player other than Lee to be a Pro...

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