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October 05, 2011

Lee's increased snaps on defense may mean fewer special teams duties

Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee has seen his defensive snaps increase each of the past two weeks. He played 62 against the Redskins and 68 against the Lions.

Lee, who has a history of injuries, may have fewer special teams duties because of his increased role on defense.

"Absolutely, you have to monitor him, and we’ve done that already with him the more he’s played as a starting linebacker for us and the snaps are accumulating on defense," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday. "We have to keep an eye on that. We still think he can be a special teams contributor, but we do that with players all throughout our team. If there’s a particular role that they can have, even though they’re a starting player, we’ll keep them in that role. If there’s somebody else that we feel can take that role and do it successfully, we’ll try to make the adjustments there. That’s an ongoing thing. That’s a week by week thing, depending on the availability of players."

Lee leads the team with 47 tackles.

-- Charean Williams

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