Any addition on defense is an upgrade at this point.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys have activated Sean Lee off the injured reserve for Sunday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cowboys own the worst defense in the league, so adding the veteran could not have come at a better time. The Cowboys have allowed over 30 points in five of the seven games this season. The 34-year old was placed on the IR before the season opener. Lee had surgery to repair a sports hernia issue and missed the first seven games of the season.
However, Lee has seen all the controversy building during the team’s 2-5 start.
After a 38-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football, NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that many players on the roster are slamming the coaching staff. “Totally unprepared,” an anonymous player on the Cowboys told Slater. “They don’t teach. They don’t have any sense of adjusting on the fly.”
— The #Cowboys activated LB Sean Lee from IR, and he’ll play tomorrow, while Andy Dalton is officially out.
— The #Bengals elevated G Shaq Calhoun and G Quinton Spain to the active roster for tomorrow’s game vs. the #Titans.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 31, 2020
Slater also reported that players are slamming the coaching staff, stating “the coaches are not good at their jobs.”
Lee addressed the blooming controversy stirring in Dallas, and said that to take “anything that was said anonymously with a grain of salt.”
“The first thing I think with anonymous sources, you never really can take them seriously,” Lee said, via ProFootballTalk. “First, they don’t put their name on it. Second, you don’t know if the person’s in the room, or not in the room. Maybe they were. Maybe they’re not now. Sometimes you don’t know if it’s through a secondhand source. Maybe it is a player, but maybe it’s coming through an agent. You just can’t speculate.”
Lee will try and do his part to help break the cycle on Sunday.