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Friday, December 13, 2013
Sean Lee not spotted at practice

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee was not on the field during the portion of Friday’s practice that was open to the media.

Lee was limited in Wednesday and Thursday because of a neck injury that forced him out of Monday’s loss to the Chicago Bears. He said on Thursday he anticipated playing against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and was looking into different neck rolls that might offer more protection.

Coach Jason Garrett talked before the practice and did not say Lee would not take part in Friday’s practice. Justin Durant took Lee’s spot with the starters with Ernie Sims and Kyle Wilber at the outside linebacker spots.

“Whenever you’re talking about a head and neck, you’re particularly careful, no question about it, particularly a guy who has as much contact as he does,” Garrett said. “But having said that you try to evaluate the injury the best you can with the scans you do and all of that, then what the player is saying, his willingness, his demeanor and mindset and you put it all together and try to make the best decision.”

Linebacker Bruce Carter, cornerback Morris Claiborne and Dwayne Harris did not practice again and will likely miss Sunday’s game with hamstring injuries. Linebacker Orie Lemon, who is not on the injury report, was also not spotted at practice.