Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Don't look for Sean Lee vs. Raiders
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- If Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is to play Thursday against the Oakland Raiders, he will do so without the benefit of any practice.
In all likelihood Lee will be inactive for the Raiders game as he continues to rehab from a strained hamstring suffered Nov. 10 against the New Orleans Saints. Last week a source said Lee had an “outside shot” of playing but the Cowboys would rather have him closer to 100 percent for the final four games than rush him back to play Thursday.
Lee, cornerback Morris Claiborne, wide receiver Dwayne Harris and linebacker Justin Durant are not practicing Wednesday and have not practiced all week.
Coach Jason Garrett altered the schedule, moving up practice to 9:45 a.m. and cut it back to roughly 45 minutes. The final practice of the week is typically focused on red-zone and short-yardage situations.
“We’ve played with this Thanksgiving schedule a lot of different ways,” Garrett said. “Again, you’re balancing getting the work in with making sure they get enough rest. We just felt that this was a better way to do it.”