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Cowboys Working On Restructuring Sean Lee's Contract

March 08, 2019 - 4:52 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys are closer to bringing back Sean Lee for his 10th season with the franchise, according to 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher. 

Per Fish, the Cowboys are accelerating their efforts to bring back Lee at a reduced salary figure. Lee is presently due to make a $7 million salary and count as a $10 million cap hit in 2019. That surely won't continue as we're reporting today, even while Dallas doesn't have cap problems; simply, it's very difficult marrying the two concepts of "backup'' and "10 million,'' and the idea of cutting that figure in half makes great sense.

"We want him back,'' Cowboys COO Stephen Jones recently said on 105.3 The Fan, calling Lee "a special player. ... I think he’s a leader on this football team.”

Lee recently told Fish that he planned on playing in 2019 with the Cowboys.  He was passed up on the depth chart in 2018 by rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith. 

"We want him back,'' Jones said. "I think he’s a leader on this football team.”