IRVING - Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee called the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State "sad and shocking."
"It's obviously an extremely sad and shocking situation up there," he said. "You just pray for all of those children. You pray for the victims. Obviously, you pray for the families, and you hope that justice is done. Then hopefully, once justice is done, Penn State can move on and be the great university it has been.
"There are a lot of great people up there, and I'm very proud to come from Penn State."
Lee, drafted in 2010 out of Penn State, said he has talked to former teammates and players in the days since a former assistant coach was arrested and charged with molesting eight boys in a 15-year period. Penn State trustees fired Paterno and university President Graham Spanier late Wednesday, hours after Paterno had announced he would retire at the end of the season.
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"I just know it's a tough situation up there right now," Lee said. "You feel for the victims. Obviously, I talked to some of my teammates and they're trying to rally that team and trying to get them on track through a tough situation."
Sean Lee practiced with a heavily wrapped cast on his left hand that his teammates were calling "the Q-Tip."
"They had a bunch of nicknames out there," Lee said.
Lee, who suffered a dislocated wrist two weeks ago against the Philadelphia Eagles, said he will play Sunday against Buffalo and is going to have to approach blockers in a new way.
"I'm going to have to find a way to adapt a little bit where I'm taking on blockers a little differently," he said.
"I'm really going to have to punch. When I tackle, I'm going to have to not grab as much and get in position better."
Lee, who leads the Cowboys with three interceptions, said he was trapping balls against his body.
Gailey not dwelling
Bills coach Chan Gailey said it's kind of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to say over the years it was a mistake to fire him, but Gailey also said he doesn't spend much time thinking about his time as head coach in Dallas.
"You can't make more out of it or less out of it than what he said, and I appreciate him saying that," Gailey said. "And life goes on."
Asked what he could have done with more time in Dallas, Gailey said, "Those could've, would've, should've things, you think about. But if you dwell on them, you're wasting brain cells. There's no sense in dwelling on that kind of stuff. You go on with life. If you spend too much time in the past, all you're doing is hurting yourself."
Gailey said being Cowboys coach helped his career.
"They can never take that away from you when you got that honor, which it was for me," he said. "It was an honor to be the head coach of the Cowboys, a team that I grew up with. It was a great opportunity for me, and I'll forever be grateful to Jerry for giving me that opportunity."
Garrett on Jimmy
Jason Garrett said he respects former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson's opinion that Garrett needs to be only head coach and give up being offensive coordinator.
"That can be an opinion that he might have and other people might have," Garrett said.
"Right now, we feel good about the structure that we have on our staff, and that's what we'll do going forward."
Reserve offensive tackle Jermey Parnell missed practice Wednesday because of a stiff back. He said he overexerted himself lifting weights.
Guard Kyle Kosier (foot), receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), running back Felix Jones (ankle) and cornerback Mike Jenkins (hamstring) also missed practice Wednesday.
Jason Garrett said Mat McBriar (foot) punted and looked "fairly effective" in practice.
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