Cowboys’ Sean Lee Cleared To Play Vs. Patriots After Concussion Battle

The Dallas Cowboys received good news regarding their defense Friday.

Linebacker Sean Lee, who suffered a concussion in last week’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, will return Sunday when the Cowboys host the New England Patriots. Lee cleared the concussion protocol and had no limitations during practice Friday, according to the six-year veteran.

The Cowboys’ defense will have its hands full in Week 5, as the Patriots’ offense has been rolling amid New England’s 3-0 start to the season. Lee’s return certainly will help, especially when it comes to slowing Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has been an absolute beast.

Lee, a second-round draft pick in 2010, has played in just 50 games in his five-plus NFL seasons, but the 29-year-old has 12 career interceptions, second-most among active linebackers.

Linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive end Greg Hardy also are set to return from four-game suspensions Sunday, so they’ll be able to assist Lee and Co. in their incredibly tall task.

Thumbnail photo via Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee

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