The Cowboys’ weakside linebacker has missed the past two

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The Cowboys’ weakside linebacker has missed the past two

Postby panxing18 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:48 am

Sean Lee isn’t practicing Tuesday Youth Zack Martin Jersey , so his return isn’t close. games with a hamstring injury, and he is expected to miss Thursday’s showdown with Washington, too.But when he does come back the Cowboys will have a “good problem” in trying to divvy up snaps among Lee, Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith.Vander Esch has become a star in Lee’s absence, making 21 tackles , two interceptions, four pass breakups and a quarterback hit the past two games.“That’s a management dream right there,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan when asked about playing time for his three top linebackers. “You rotate those guys. You get the very best out of their strengths, their endurance. Sean Lee without a doubt can be the key guy on the team, much less on the defense. And , so, you don’t want too many plays with him not in there. But the way Vander Esch is playing and what we have in Smith out there, we just will play them all. There’s plenty of snaps to go around. There’s 60 plays on defense. You certainly can get those guys in for 20 or 30 plays apiece.”With Lee’s injury history — he’s missed five games already this season — the Cowboys probably need Lee on a pitch count anyway. Obviously the Cowboys have an interesting setup with their front office in that Jerry Jones is the owner and general manager. For years now people have apportioned different amounts of credit for different things to Stephen Jones and Will McClay.Dallas traded for wide receiver Amari Cooper on Monday and the move certainly suggests that they believe they can still salvage the 2018 season. Jerry Jones had previously cancelled his Tuesday appearance on 105.3 The Fan and many immediately speculated that it was because he was handling this trade, but what if he wasn’t the Jones who was fully in charge?We’ll never know the exact ins and outs of how the trade with Oakland fully materialized, but Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie offered some interesting quotes in the aftermath of it.McKenzie sheds light on the fact that Dallas didn’t first inquire about Amari until last Friday. Two days later the Cowboys lost on the road in Washington Color Rush Connor Williams Jersey , but apparently Stephen Jones somewhat promised a call on Monday morning no matter what. Obviously Dallas didn’t see enough from their own receivers to feel like a trade was no longer necessary.What’s also interesting about this whole sequence is that it was Stephen Jones who called the Raiders and “gave the pick.” Obviously Stephen and Jerry work closely together, but these are situations and deals that Jerry has handled himself. Stephen handling this one, one of such magnitude, could be a sign that more is changing as many have long thought. Custom Minnesota Vikings Jerseys

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