Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee will likely miss his team’s Week 6 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It’d be his third consecutive game on the sideline.
Stephen Jones, the team’s executive vice president and director of player personnel as well as the son of owner Jerry Jones, told 105.3 The Fan on Monday that it’s “a stretch” that Lee returns against Jacksonville, though Jones did indicate that the oft-injured All-Pro has made progress.
The two-time Pro Bowler injured his hamstring in the third quarter of his team’s Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
“I’ll get an eval from the docs (Monday) and see where we’re at,” Lee said following the 24-13 defeat, according to ESPN. “Hopefully it will be a quick turnaround.”
Lee has missed 10 games due to hamstring issues in his career; five of them came in 2017.
Cowboys Defense Struggling
Though the Cowboys’ defense stopped the Houston Texans from scoring from two yards out on four separate drives on Sunday night, a 19-16 Texans win, they’ve struggled to prevent teams from moving the ball with Lee out of the lineup.
Dallas held the opposition to fewer than 300 yards from scrimmage in each of their first three games of the season. But without the Cowboys’ star linebacker, the Detroit Lions hung 382 yards on them in a 26-24 Dallas win, and the Texans amassed 462 yards.
Jones Touches on Receiving Corps
The Cowboys have gotten very little production from their pass catchers; through five games, Cole Beasley leads the team with just 193 receiving yards.
In the offseason, the team pursued Sammy Watkins, who opted instead to join the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I don’t think there’s a lot you can do about it,” Jones told 105.3 The Fan on Monday. “We have to continue to work on our execution. At times it clicks. We made a run at a No. 1 wide receiver and didn’t get him. We felt we could move the ball with this group of receivers and I think we still can.”
Despite the unit’s struggles, the Cowboys have shown no interest in bringing the team’s former star receiver, Dez Bryant, aboard.
“We just are so focused on the guys we have,” Jones added. “Dez has done so much for us and made so many great plays and we think so much of him but we’re gonna focus on the guys that are here.”