The Dallas Cowboys have lost linebacker Sean Lee for Sunday Night Football's showdown versus the Philadelphia Eagles due to a sprained neck. Lee hurt his neck against the Chicago Bears on December 9th which caused him to miss the last two games. Lee was hopeful to return for the season finale versus the Philadelphia Eagles, but Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the dynamic linebacker will not play against the Eagles and that the sprained neck is more significant than the Cowboys originally thought. Examinations revealed no structural damage, but Lee is still not cleared by the medical staff.
Lee has not yet been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list, but will presumably also be out for a playoff game should the Cowboys beat the Eagles Sunday night and win the NFC East. If Lee’s season is indeed over, it will be the second straight year he would end his campaign hurt and not on the active roster. Also sidelined for two games in November with a sore hamstring, Lee collected a combined 99 tackles and 4 interceptions in 11 games this year.