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Cowboys star to play versus Raiders

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee returns to the field against the Washington Redskins after missing the previous three games with a hamstring injury.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee returns to the field against the Washington Redskins after missing the previous three games with a hamstring injury. rmallison@star-telegram.com

The Dallas Cowboys don’t win much without linebacker Sean Lee, so they have a decent chance on Sunday night.

Despite missing practice on Friday, a Cowboys source said Lee will play against the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday Night Football.

Lee was listed as questionable this week with a hamstring/back issue. The hamstring issue has dogged Lee for years, but the back is a new, unwanted, addition.

The Cowboys may just have wanted rest Lee on Friday.

In the Cowboys’ most recent game, a win against the New York Giants on Dec. 10, Lee returned from a three-game absence. He collected 18 tackles, an interception, and played 66 snaps.

In eight games, he ranks fourth on the team in tackles with 70.

Lee sustained an injured hamstring in the Cowboys’ loss against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 12. Without Lee, the Cowboys were 1-2. In the two losses, the Cowboys gave up 37 and 28 points.

In his eight year career, Lee has never played all 16 games. He has played in 15 games twice, and missed all of the 2014 season with a torn ACL.

Mac Engel: @macengelprof

The Dallas Cowboys found enough big plays, including a 50-yard touchdown catch by Dez Bryant and a 54-yard reception by Cole Beasley to pull away against the New York Giants 30-10 at Met Life Stadium.

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