Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has had a difficult time shaking a hamstring injury, but he is going to give it a go on Sunday against the New York Giants.
Lee was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he was a full participant on Friday and removed from the injury report. He will play for the first time since Week 10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 8, 2017
The Cowboys surely are excited to have the leader of their defense back on the field. When Lee is not on the field, their defense does not perform as well, and it wasn’t much different this year. Besides a solid performance in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins, their defense hasn’t given up less than 27 points in the five games that Lee has missed.
His return comes at a great time for the Cowboys, as they try to hang on in the NFC playoff race. They are on the road against their 2-10 division rival, the New York Giants.
Next week they have a game against a team that is also fighting for their playoff lives, the Oakland Raiders, before running back Ezekiel Elliott returns from suspension.
At 6-6, the Cowboys have to win their next four games to have any chance at making the postseason. However, they are currently the fourth team out in the NFC playoff picture.
Having their defensive leader back will give them a much better chance at holding on until Elliott returns.