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October 20, 2013

Sean Lee says Cowboys defense is digging out of hole caused by San Diego, Denver

Linebacker Sean Lee, who got his ninth career interception and second of the season, said the Cowboys defense played a complete game Sunday against the Eagles.

“We didn’t give up big plays. We rallied and tackled. We did a lot of things we’d been trying to do,” he said. “We just hadn’t been executing perfectly.”

Lee, who finished with a game-high 11 tackles, said the Cowboys have been trying to put the San Diego and Denver games behind them.

“We had taken a step back against the Chargers in the second half and against the Broncos, and we really had been trying to dig ourselves out of that hole and become a better defense,” he said. “Think we took a step forward today. But we got to bring it next week.”

Lee said the defense is evolving as it learns variations on the “Tampa 2.”

“Each week, we’ve got to do what’s right to win football games,” he said. “If we’ve got to play some two-deep, some different defenses, we will. I think we have enough variations to be successful, but enough to where we can master what we do and get better and better with the details.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez


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