A player who can singlehandedly win the game that has a proclivity for getting hurt? We’ve seen this story before.
Sean Lee is among the best linebackers in the NFL.
The fact that this is even an argument that can be made is something that has been hard-earned by Lee. The former second-round pick out of Penn State showed promise early on in his career, but injuries continued to find a way to derail season after season for him.
These last two seasons have been different, though. Lee played in 14 out of 16 games in 2015 and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Last season he played every game save for the regular season finale (most starters rested) and returned to Hawaii while adding a First-Team All-Pro honor to his resume.
If there was ever a time to believe, it was coming off of last season. Things had essentially come together, a full materialization, and a healthy Sean Lee was indisputably the best defensive player on the Cowboys.