IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – The Cowboys view Sean Lee as a “100-miles-per-hour” guy. But this week at OTAs, the magic number for the rehabbed linebacker is “seven.”
The standout linebacker, who missed the entire 2014 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, is inching toward full participation in practice, a movement that this week included his work in 7-on-7 drills, a 2015 offseason first for him.
“Things are going smooth,” Lee said. “Hopefully it will continue to progress. I feel good. I feel great. I am ready to go.”
But the Cowboys don’t want or need him to “go” completely just yet.
“He’s just getting the feel and his feet back under him,” defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. “He (likes to go) 100 miles an hour and he’s got to knock the rust off (first). And that comes in training camp.”
The Cowboys have a minicamp next week and then training camp in Oxnard starting at the end of July. Lee, making the move from the middle to weakside linebacker, isn’t pushing the medical or coaching staff to accelerate things. Oft-injured, he understands the process.
“It’s a matter of time before I will be doing a lot of things,” he said. “When they want to put me in team [drills], they will.”
At which time, Sean Lee will attempt to go 100 miles per hour.