ARLINGTON – Thanks to a new six-year deal, linebacker Sean Lee will a Dallas Cowboy for a long time.
The 27-year-old former Penn State standout inked a six-year $42 million contract extension that will keep him in Dallas thru the 2019-20 season. The contract is structured to pay Lee $5.5 million in 2014, $2.5 in 2015, $3 million in 2016 and $14 million in 2017 thru 19.
A second round pick, Lee has had difficulty playing a full season, and only six during the 2013-13 season yet still finished with fourth in tackles (77) eight quarterback pressures, one interception and one forced fumble.
Going forward, with Lee locked up, is the $42 million deal in a player who has played a total of 35 games in three years a wise move?
Considering Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones’ $108 million gamble on maligned quarterback Tony Romo, Dallas now has a total of $150 million tied up in two players who have either failed to produce in the clutch like Romo, nor can stay fully healthy in Lee.
At least you can’t deny that Jones isn’t afraid to put his money where his mouth is.
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