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September 23, 2012

Sean Lee gets another interception, giving him seven for his career

Told he might have the best hands on the team, inside linebacker Sean Lee laughed.

"I have streaky hands," Lee said. "I've been on a good streak here for a while."

Lee intercepted a Josh Freeman pass in the first quarter as the ball bounced off running back D.J. Ware's hands and up into the air for Lee to nab. The Cowboys used the good field position to tie the game, going 23 yards in four plays for the touchdown.

"I went to make a tackle, and he tried to hit a check down and the ball was floating right up in the air for me," Lee said. "It’s one of those things where you’re like, 'Just please catch the ball.' That’s what you’re concentrating on. Right place, right time."

Lee now has seven career interceptions in only 32 games. It is one less than cornerbacks Mike Jenkins and Brandon Carr have in their careers.

"He has a nose for the football," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "You see that in the number of tackles he makes. We have seen his ability to play the ball. He has done that throughout his career. He has made some real signature interceptions in his career. His ability to track the ball and make the play in the air, in traffic, like he did is tribute to his athletic ability. He shows up throughout the game. he is a great leader for our defense."

Lee tied a team record with 21 tackles last week, including 15 solos.

-- Charean Williams

Twitter: @NFLCharean 

 

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