Sean Lee has surgery on toe

Updated: October 30, 2012, 4:36 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee had surgery on his right big toe Tuesday and will turn his attention to being 100 percent for the start of the team's offseason conditioning program.

Lee suffered a torn plantar plate in the third quarter of the Cowboys' 19-14 win at Carolina on Oct. 21 and was placed on injured reserve Oct. 24. He will need three to four months to rehab.

Running back Felix Jones and wide receiver Kevin Ogletree have had the same surgery in recent years and have not had any recurring toe problems.

Lee, who recorded 77 tackles in the first six games along with eight quarterback pressures, two tackles for loss, two pass deflections, an interception and forced fumble, will continue to stay around the team and be as active as possible.

He watched Sunday's game against the New York Giants from the sideline. He hopes to be able to travel with the team to road games, but this week's game at Atlanta might be a stretch.

"The good positive thing about this injury is I am not going to be working back to where I was," Lee said last week. "It's just come January or February I will be in the offseason program. I will be able to try to improve and get better."

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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