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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Dick Butkus on Sean Lee: He's for real

By Calvin Watkins

OXNARD, Calif. -- Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus visited the Cowboys on Wednesday morning and met individually with defensive end DeMarcus Ware and middle linebacker Sean Lee.

Since Butkus was one of the best middle linebackers ever, the meeting between him and Lee was special.

"I've been watching him," Butkus said. "(He's) an old-school guy."

Butkus later said of Lee, "He's for real."

Coach Jason Garrett said Lee was in awe of meeting with Butkus. Garrett said it was a necessary discussion because of the middle linebacker bond.

"He's fantastic, a legend," Lee said of Butkus. "He's probably one of the best football players of all time. To see him and meet him, I was pretty moved.

"He was great. He was talking about playing hard and playing a certain way and staying clean and understanding that we are role models and we have a certain way we need to act and a certain way we need to play. It was a great speech."