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June 17, 2014

Afforded time, the Cowboys haven't made a decision on Sean Lee

The Cowboys aren't counting on Sean Lee, but they aren't counting him out either. The middle lienbacker had surgery Thursday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Although rehab from the surgery typically requires 7-9 months, the Cowboys have no need to make an immediate roster move. They are afforded time to see how Lee’s rehab is progressing before facing a decision on whether to place him on season-ending injured reserve.

"We’re not counting on [his return in 2014], but we haven’t done anything on the roster to preclude that from happening," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "I think a combination of whether we’ll make a decision to keep that from happening, like putting him on permanent IR for the year, if we did that then that would give you your answer. I would have to say right now we haven’t made that decision, but it’s his decision really for the most part."

-- Charean Williams

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