Linebacker Sean Lee is not expected to pass the necessary concussion protocol to play this Sunday at Tampa Bay, owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show Tuesday.
Lee sustained his second concussion in five weeks on Sunday night, exiting in the third quarter. He also left the Oct. 4 game at New Orleans early with concussion-like symptoms.
Jones said it is “probably doubtful” that Lee is cleared to play.
“We are taking into consideration that he had an earlier concussion this year,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. “We are looking at it through that perspective. He will have to pass certain tests throughout the week. That’s going to be quite a challenge for him since one of the parts of the test will start with is that he’s had an earlier concussion in the year, so that’s quite a hurdle to overcome when you’ve had another concussion.”
It would be another setback for a defense that has underachieved of late. The Cowboys have only four takeaways this season, making them on pace for eight on the season. A year ago, the Cowboys ranked second in the league 31 takeaways.
Lee is produced one of those four takeaways, too, with an interception in Week 2 at Philadelphia. He also has a team-leading 66 tackles on the season.