December 9th, 2013 was the last time we saw Sean Lee take the field for the Dallas Cowboys. Lee took the field last night for the first time since against the Vikings, playing at the Weak Line backer spot.
He record 2 solo tackles in the first quarter. He helped out keeping the Vikings out of the end zone.
When asked about his return Lee answered “At times a little bit rusty. I think as I got in the flow of the game I felt better and better. But I only played 15 to 20 plays. It’s about playing 60 to 70 plays and being able to do that effectively and I still have a lot of work to do.”
With spending almost a full year in the weight room, it has looked like Lee has put on more muscle. Its looks like hes back in fresh shape, and ready for the season opener against the Giants.
One thing that has never left my mind was, when the team traveled to London last season to face the Jaguars, Sean Lee was asked why wasn’t he planning on traveling with the team. He responded “it would’ve turned into nothing but a vacation for me, and I don’t need a vacation,” Lee says. “I need to stay in the weight room. I need to be here working.”
“I still have a lot of work to do, still have room to improve, still have to get better conditioning wise, but I think I’m on track to be ready.”
There’s no question about his leadership and his hunger for this team. 2 weeks from now, during the season opener, Lee plans on starting on the weak line backer spot and continuing were he left off.
Coming off his torn patellar tendon last season, Morris Claiborne made his debut against the Vikings.
Where Claiborne stood out the most for me was the fact that his side wasn’t targeted as much. One play where Claiborne got targeted on a deep pass towards the end zone, he was able to make a play on the ball.
Besides being flagged with a pass interference, Claiborne showed us flashes and the ability to have a tight coverage on his receivers.
With the season opener closing in, can Claiborne stay healthy? And if so, can he manage to compete for the starting job?
“I’m just playing,” Claiborne said. “I keep saying: I put in a lot of work, and God has truly blessed me to be where I’m at right now. I’m going to take full advantage of it.”