Dallas Cowboys: Eugene Lockhart

Sean Lee ties 41-year-old mark

September, 19, 2012
IRVING, Texas – To say Sean Lee was all over the field Sunday at Seattle might be an understatement.

Lee tied a franchise record with 21 tackles against the Seahawks, including 15 solo stops, and if not for sitting out six snaps after taking a blindside hit from wide receiver Golden Tate, Lee could have had the record all by himself.

On Sept. 26, 1971 – more than 15 years before Lee was born – Lee Roy Jordan made 21 tackles against Philadelphia. Lee’s previous high was 19 last year at New England.

“I’m just going out there playing, just play to play trying to make a play, reading my keys and running to the football,” Lee said. “When you get in the game and you’re just playing, you don’t know. You don’t keep track of stuff like that.”

Tackles are not an official NFL statistic. Lee’s 21 tackles came after the coaches’ review of the game. The Seattle statisticians credited Lee with 14 tackles from the CenturyLink Field press box.

Eugene Lockhart holds the team’s record for tackles in a season with 222 in 1989. After two games, Lee is on pace for 280 tackles.

That’s not necessarily a good thing, by the way.

Ex-Cowboys LB Lockhart jailed

July, 9, 2010
Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Eugene Lockhart Jr. was jailed Friday morning for violating the terms of his release while awaiting trial in a federal mortgage fraud case, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Authorities told the newspaper that Lockhart failed a drug test that was administered as a condition of his release before trial.

Lockhart, 49, who played seven seasons for the Cowboys after they selected him in the sixth round of the 1984 draft, has been out on bond since his arrest in September 2009. He is charged with conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, and aiding and abetting.
ESPN 103.3 FM is hosting its once-a-year Jingle Ball celebration Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Cape Buffalo in Addison. Proceeds benefit the Dallas All Sports Association and the Ron Springs and Everson Walls Gift For Life Foundation. A full list of celebrity appearances can be found on 103.3 FM's events page.

Former and current Cowboys scheduled to appear are:
  • Joe Avezzano
  • Tony Banks
  • Martellus Bennett
  • Tony Casillas
  • Patrick Crayton
  • Michael Downs
  • Billy Joe Dupree
  • Cliff Harris
  • Jesse Holley
  • Michael Irvin
  • Rocket Ismail
  • Bradie James
  • Eugene Lockhart
  • Kevin Mathis
  • Nate Newton
  • Mike Renfro
  • Everson Walls
  • Gerald Sensabaugh