Cowboys LB Sean Lee intends to play during the 2020 season
#Cowboys LB Sean Lee, at 33 years old, is playing in 2020, his agent @MikeMcCartney7 says. Considering how strong Lee finished last season — double digit tackles in two of his last five games — this makes sense. He’ll test free agency, but also could return to Dallas.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 10, 2020
Lee is going to test free agency, but there is still a chance he could return to the team who selected him the second round of the 2010 draft out of Penn State. Lee said he is trying to keep all of his options open.
“I’m waiting to kind of explore what some of my options are,” Lee said, to Mike Fisher of SI.com.
Lee said even though his options or open, he isn’t considering retirement yet.
“I have not explored that yet,” Lee said. “I’m focusing on playing as of now.”
Sean Lee has dealt with different injuries for most of his career, but he did play in 16 games during the 2019 season so it makes a lot of sense he would want to continue playing. Lee put up 86 tackles and showed just how good of a player he can be, when he’s not dealing with injuries.
New Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy hasn’t commented one way or another on if he would like to bring Lee back, but it’s clear the fan-favorite loves playing in the Lonestar state.
“I love it in Dallas and I love the Cowboys,” Lee said. “I hope it works out, for sure.”
If the Cowboys decide to not bring him back, there should be a competitive market for his services. It might only be a year or two deal but he has proven he still belongs in the league.