For the third time, linebacker Sean Lee led the Cowboys in tackles. He had eight Monday night against the Redskins. He also led the team in tackles against the Jets with 15 and the 49ers with 13.
Plus, he added his second interception of the season and his second fumble recovery of the season.
“Our young guy, Sean Lee, is playing out of control,” linebacker Bradie James said, unable to hold back his enthusiasm. “We’ve got to keep him. We’ve got to keep the fire lit under him.”
Lee also broke up two passes against the Redskins, and he’s shown sure hands when he gets a chance to catch the ball.
“If they keep throwing me the ball, I'll take it, and I enjoy it,” Lee said. “It’s all of us. The whole team worked. You look at our defensive line tonight, I thought they did a great job against the run. I was playing off them all night because they were holding up offensive linemen, and the secondary did a lot of great things.”
James said the defense is working as a unit right now, with each position doing its part.
“Man, we got the right type of guys on the team, and we got to keep them,” James said. “Everybody has to play unselfish for us to be successful. And that’s really what it’s about, man.”
-- Carlos Mendez