All those Steeler fans at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday? Some of them had the Lee family name.
“I probably let a couple of them in there,” Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee said with a laugh. “A couple of my family members were down here. When I was around, they were wearing Cowboy gear. But I felt like they had Steeler gear on underneath.”
Lee smiled about the thought. He is from Pittsburgh and grew up a Steeler fan. So he knows all about the Terrible Towel and how much Steelers fans pack stadiums across the NFL.
He said it made for a good atmosphere.
“That’s the good thing about a Steelers-Cowboys game,” he said. “They’re great fans. Both fan bases travel. It was an electric atmosphere in there. It felt like a playoff-game-type atmosphere yesterday, and the type of game that it was made it even more fun than it was to watch.”
Lee talked to reporters during a visit to Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. He said he got a lift from the visit, as he does every year.
“With a win or a loss, it’s going to be great for us,” he said. “With a loss, it cheers us up. With a win, we’re excited to come in anyway. It’s really a great perspective for us to come in and see these kids and see them fighting and show us that anything we’re dealing with doesn’t compare to what they’re dealing with.”
Lee said he is feeling good, too, in his recovery from a broken toe. He walked without crutches or a boot during the nearly two-hour hospital visit.
“Every step you take, you get a little more motivated because you become more and more normal,” he said. “You’re kind of working to each plateau. It’s nice to be normal and on my way to being back to where I can work and become a better football player.”
-- Carlos Mendez