Despite the fact that NFL.com reported Monday that ESPN was first to report that Sean Lee was out for the season, this sentence has strangely disappeared from their Cowboy injuries news article.
Linebacker Sean Lee will also miss the rest of the season with a neck injury. ESPN first reported the Romo news.
If you take a look at the article now, the sentence is no longer there.
I swear I didn’t pull that sentence out of thin-air, but tracing NFL.com’s source to ESPN, it appears that NFL.com may have taken ESPN’s report about Lee out of context.
Calvin Watkins of ESPN Dallas had this to say about Lee’s status on Monday.
It appears the 2013 season is over forSean Lee.
The ESPN article was edited on Tuesday (December 23rd) at 4:38 PM EST, so it’s possible that ESPN got information from a bad source, and changed the wording of their article. NFL.com may have also followed suit.
Regardless of the attempted cover-up by both sites, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter provided us with this Christmas evening update on Lee’s status.
Cowboys LB Sean Lee is out this week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 25, 2013
So with Lee out, and Romo also likely to be out, Lee’s season very well could be over after this week–even if his neck is healthy enough to hypothetically play in two weeks.
A loss of Lee would make the path an Eagles playoff berth a little easier. That would also mean a home game in the playoffs, which you could attend by getting your Philadelphia Eagles tickets here.