Dallas Cowboys lost against LA Rams last week, and the reason was their bad play on defense. Take a more in-depth look at it, and it is the lack of Sean Lee presence that made them look so vulnerable. Last season Dallas team had the best defense against rushing, mostly thanks to Lee contribution. Last Sunday vs. Rams they allowed Todd Gurley a 5.3 yards per carrying.
Good news for Dallas Cowboys is that Sean Lee will be ready to face off Green Bay Packers. Just how big of a player he is you can tell from what his opponents have to say about him. Jon Machota of Dallas Morning News is quoting Aaron Rodgers who said that “Sean Lee is one of the best players in the league at any position, so getting him back will be a big lift for them.”
The stat that definitely confirms this claim is that Dallas Cowboys haven’t won a game without their star linebacker since 2014. Against bruised up Packers on Sunday, Lee’s presence could prove as the vital Cowboys advantage. Anthony Hitchens and Jaylon Smith are both available for this game, but it will be Lee that is going to be the biggest obstacle for Martellus Bennett, and games most valuable QB Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers tight end is on fire this season, and he has almost 70 catches after only four games. Considering that Green Bay’s football is based mostly on passing Bennett vs. Lee is going to be the central head to head duel. Last time Bennett played the Cowboys was in 2014 when he had 12 catches. It was the year Lee missed entirely due to injury. Martellus is going to have a different game on him this time around.
Last week LA Rams moved the ball at will vs. Cowboys because Lee wasn’t there to be the Dallas anti-running wall. This week he will be present, as the pillar that will secure the win for the Cowboys team.