Linebacker Sean Lee was all business on the first day of training camp.
He’s focused on learning a new position and helping the Cowboys defense become a dominant unit.
But there’s no question he’s approaching the start training camp with a little more excitement and fire after missing all of last season with a torn achilles tendon.
“It’s great to be out there,” Lee said. “It’s great to be back. It’s great be working with the guys. It’s just step one.”
After a career filled with injury setback, Lee knows not to take anything for granted. His goal is not be be on the field for training camp but to play all 16 games.
He has missed a total of 34 games since coming to the Cowboys in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Lee has shown incredible playmaking skills, leading the team in tackles in 2011 and interceptions in 2013. So if he can stay healthy for the first time in his career he will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the Cowboys defense where is expected to lead the way at weakside linebacker.
The weak side linebacker is the play-making position in the Rod Marinelli’s 4-3. It’s the spot that is expected to lead the team in tackles, as Lee will be covered by a tackle so he can run around and make plays.
The emergence of Rolando McClain at middle linebacker allowed the Cowboys the luxury of moving Lee to the weak side so he can make more plays and hopefully stay healthy.