Sean Lissemore has been providing outstanding depth along the Dallas Cowboys defensive line since entering the league back in 2010. Now, the team has decided to reward him for his hard work.
On Thursday, the Cowboys signed Lissemore to a three-year contract extension, effectively stamping a star on the side of his head until 2016.
A third-year player out of William & Mary College, Lissemore has proven to be a pleasant surprise for the Cowboys after being drafted in the seventh round (No. 243 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. Combining solid size – 6’3’’, 303 pounds – with unexpected athleticism, Lissemore provides depth at both the end and tackle positions in the Cowboys’ 3-4 defense.
After spending most of his rookie season watching from the sidelines, Lissemore made a significant impact for Dallas in 2011. He played in all 16 games, notching 28 tackles and two sacks along the way.
Considering that he only saw the field on 273 snaps, Lissemore’s production was definitely something that caught the Cowboys’ attention. Hence, the promising young defender receives a well-deserved extension.
In the Cowboys’ first game of the 2012 season, Lissemore notched two tackles while providing support behind nose tackle Josh Brent and defensive ends Jason Hatcher and Kenyon Coleman.
The Cowboys see Lissemore as a future starter who can be a weekly contribute as he continues to develop. He brings versatility to defensive front and should be a staple for the Dallas defense moving forward.