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Cowboys LB Sean Lee ‘had to find a way’ to come back for another season

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There was plenty of speculation regarding the future of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee. Fortunately, he is fully committed to the 2019 NFL season.

The decision to return was certainly not an easy one for Lee. He admitted during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan that he had to put things in perspective this offseason:

“After the season some of the injury issues and frustration dealing with that, I needed to take a little time after the season to figure out where I was and what I wanted to do. But literally it took me maybe four or five days where I’m like look at the type of team we have, some of these teammates are great friends of mine who I love coming to work with (and) look at the opportunity we have ahead of us. And I felt so blessed to be part of this organization, to have fans support us, support me. I said I had to find a way to come back to try to help in any way I can.”

Lee’s doubts are certainly understandable. He has long struggled to stay healthy throughout his career. This was the case last season when he missed nine games due to injuries. It appears he is determined to end his career on a high note.

It is no secret that the Cowboys have high expectations for themselves moving forward. Although they may have come up short against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional Round, they showed plenty of promise with their resurgence down the final stretch of the season. One of the biggest silver linings is the state of their talented linebacker corps after Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith established themselves as quite the duo. Dallas is likely hoping that Lee’s veteran presence will help provide some stability on defense moving forward.