DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Linebacker Sean Lee will be returning to the Dallas Cowboys for an 11th season with the team. Lee inked a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, which included $2 million fully guaranteed.

A bit of good news in a week that saw the Cowboys defense decimated to free agency. The team lost four starters including Byron Jones, Jeff Heath, Maliek Collins, and Robert Quinn

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Michael Gehlken is reporting the Lee deal:

The 33-year-old, turning 34 in July, played in all 16 games in the 2019 season, a first for his career. He finished with 86 tackles, a sack, and an interception on the season.

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Lee will be added to a group that features Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch, who underwent surgery to repair a nerve issue in his neck in January.

Last offseason, Lee took a pay cut for the Cowboys. He was expected to earn $7 million but dropped his salary to $3.5 million. The Cowboys drafted Lee out of Penn State in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has been named to two pro bowls and one first-team all-pro in his tenure with the team.

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