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Sean Lee

30-Year-Old Linebacker – Dallas Cowboys

2016 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

The deal with Lee has long been clearly understood: he's as good as almost anyone when he's on the field, but he's as liable to get hurt as anyone, too. Knock on wood, but the last two years have been...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 238   DOB: 7/22/1986  College: Penn State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sean Lee Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $42 million extension with the Cowboys in August 2013. Contract contains escalator clauses that could allow Lee to earn up to $8.5 million per season.

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Lee had his contract restructured Tuesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

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Sean Lee NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 22 CFB 10 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - -
2010 23 DAL 14 22 19 3 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 24 DAL 15 102 69 33 0 7 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012 25 DAL 6 58 36 22 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 26 DAL 11 99 68 31 0 6 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2015 28 DAL 14 128 76 52 2.5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 29 DAL 15 145 93 52 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 30 DAL Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Sean Lee

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Outside Linebacker
  1. Sean Lee
  2. John Lotulelei
Dallas Cowboys

Snap Count Stats

977

Defensive Snaps in 2016

Sean Lee was on the field for 977 of his team's snaps on defense in 2016.

74

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Sean Lee was on the field for 74 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Def ST
2015 814 71
2016 977 74
Sean Lee 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NYG 56 3 10 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Was 67 6 10 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Chi 65 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SF 53 4 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Cin 70 8 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @GB 70 5 13 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Phi 78 7 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Cle 44 3 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Pit 73 4 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Bal 55 4 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Was 75 7 14 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Min 74 5 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NYG 67 4 18 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
15 TB 62 5 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Det 68 4 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Phi

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Sean Lee
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   238 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.71 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   32.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   120 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   24 reps
GOOD
Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
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Sean Lee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lee finished the regular season with a career-high 145 tackles in 15 games, tied for fourth in the NFL.

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Lee (knee) is listed as active Sunday at Philadelphia, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Lee (knee) is questionable to play Sunday in Philadelphia.

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Lee (knee) is active for Monday's game against the Lions, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

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Lee recorded 10 tackles in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Buccaneers.

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Lee (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Lee (knee) is questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Buccaneers.

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Lee recorded a season-high 18 tackles in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Giants.

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Lee (illness) is active for Thursday's game against Minnesota, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

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Lee missed practice Tuesday due to illness but is expected to be ready for Thursday's battle with the Vikings, Clarence Hill Jr. of the Star-Telegram reports.

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Lee recorded a season-high 14 tackles in Thursday's 31-26 win over Washington.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Lee might be the greatest injury risk on this list, but his upside in any given week can also rank at the top. Lee is an elite player when healthy, capable of posting big tackle numbers while standing out as perhaps the most dangerous coverage LB in the league. Lee has 12 interceptions in five years despite missing 20 games, and he only needed 814 snaps to accumulate 128 tackles (76 solo) in 2015. Already a risk to miss time with almost any type of injury, Lee had arthroscopic knee surgery in May, though it shouldn't be an issue when the season arrives.

2015

Lee is a prolific tackler and effective in pass coverage when healthy, but he missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his ACL on the first day of offseason workouts, just the latest in a litany of injuries. The Cowboys will shift him to weak-side linebacker this season in an effort to keep him in one piece, a move that could allow him to maintain his impressive per-game IDP pace, but he's a difficult player to rely on given that he's missed 34 games over his five-year career

2014

Lee is probably one of the three best linebackers in the league when he's on the field. But as Lee's former IDP owners know far too well, the issue is that his durability is horrendous and seemingly getting worse. He tore an ACL back in 2008, and in his four pro seasons he's dealt with neck, toe, wrist, quadriceps, hamstring, shoulder and back issues at various points. He's never played a full season in the NFL, missing 28-of-64 games. The latest injury woe for the linebacker occurred in May, when Lee tore his ACL.

2013

Lee might be the league's best inside linebacker when healthy. His brittleness, though, has a remarkably long history. His days at Penn State were full of durability troubles, and he added new chapters to the saga by playing through a dislocated wrist for most of 2011 and missing the final 10 games of 2012 with a toe injury. When Lee is on the field, though, he's a monster. He had 58 tackles and an interception on just 319 snaps last year, meaning he looks like an on-paper lock for 160 tackles should he ever make it to 1,000 snaps in a season. There's no reason to expect such luck, though.

2012

If durability werenít an issue for Lee, he would rank significantly higher. Although heís tough as nails and possesses a rare work ethic, Lee seems to be remarkably brittle, as he has missed time with or played through quadriceps, hamstring, shoulder, concussion, back and wrist issues in his first two NFL seasons. Thatís not even mentioning the ACL tear he suffered in spring 2008. If Lee should miraculously stay healthy a full season, his IDP production would more than likely be top-tier. He totaled 104 stops (71 solo) in 15 games last year despite playing with a dislocated wrist for eight games. He also has a rather brilliant total of six career interceptions in 29 games despite playing a part-time role as a rookie.

2011

Young buck ILB has great instincts and athleticism and is a future captain of the Cowboys' defense, provided he can stay healthy enough to reach his potential. If he can take the starting job from Keith Brooking and play 16 games he could be a surprise IDP star, but there are much safer bets at the position.

2010

Second round pick has top-shelf linebacking instincts and leadership abilities, and will get a season apprenticing behind Keith Brooking before he'll be asked to start. If injuries push him into a bigger role ahead of schedule he could be worth looking at as a bye-week IDP player.