Sean Lee displays tools of special player

Combination of character and ability should make rising star best ILB of Jerry Jones era

Updated: September 15, 2011, 7:54 PM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- His spectacular performance in the season opener shouldn't be considered a surprise. It should be the standard.

Sean Lee is supposed to be special.

That's why Jerry Jones was so giddy after Lee slid toward the bottom of the second round in the 2010 draft, allowing the Cowboys to trade up to take him with the 55th overall pick. Jones boasted that evening about stealing a guy they graded as the No. 16 player in the draft.

Others at Valley Ranch thought even ...

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