Can you believe it? Jerry Jones actually did something right! The Dallas Cowboys‘ colorful owner signed star linebacker Sean Lee to a six-year contract extension on Wednesday, which will keep Dallas’ best player playing at AT&T Stadium for the remainder of his prime.
Yes, that’s right: Lee is not only the best defensive player on the Cowboys’ roster — he’s the best player in Dallas. Don’t talk to me about Tony Romo or DeMarcus Ware because Lee is the next big thing in the NFL. He’s a quiet superstar, so you won’t see any headline-making tweets from him, but you will see his name at the top of the tackling list and on the All-Pro team.
Lee has 105 tackles in 2011 and he didn’t even play the entire season. He only played six games in 2012 because of a severe toe injury but had he finished the season, he was on pace to record 164 tackles, which would have tied for the league lead.
The great thing about this new deal is the Cowboys have a bonafide leader and star in Lee and they’ve locked him up, which means there might still be a glimmer of hope that Dallas could return to glory with Jerry at the helm.
Yeah, right, and Brett Favre is coming back again. Get real.