PRO: With their final selection of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys chose Sean Lissemore in the seventh round (234th overall). Viewed as either a defensive end or nose tackle in the Cowboys 3-4 scheme, Lissemore brings a high-motor playing intensity that fits well along a defensive line that also boasts a player known for a similar playing style in Pro Bowler Jay Ratliff. Despite showing flashes of being able to produce in Dallas’ defensive line rotation, Lissemore played in only two games as a rookie before injuring his ankle at Green Bay (11/7), forcing him to miss the next four games before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 4, 2010. He returned in 2011 as a key cog in Dallas’ defensive line rotation. Lissemore played as a reserve lineman in all 16 games and finished with 39 tackles, a pair of sacks, two tackles for losses and five pressures.
12/4/10: Placed on Reserve/Injured (left ankle).
4/24/10: Drafted in the seventh round (234th overall) by Dallas.
• Played in all 16 games as a reserve lineman and finished 12th on the defense with 39 tackles while adding two sacks (tied for fifth), two tackles for losses and five quarterback pressures. Also had a kickoff return for 38 yards on a pooch kick.
• Had two tackles as a reserve lineman in the season opener at the N.Y. Jets (9/11) before adding two more in the overtime win at San Francisco (9/18).
• Returned his first career kickoff 38 yards on a pooch kick against Detroit (10/2) then posted his first career hurry at New England (10/16).
• Notched three tackles and his first career tackle for a loss at Philadelphia (10/30).
• Had four tackles and the first full sack of his career at Arizona (12/4).
• Posted three tackles against the N.Y. Giants (12/11) before adding his second sack at Tampa Bay (12/17).
• Saw extended playing time against Philadelphia (12/24) and tied for the team-lead with a career-best six tackles.
• Logged three tackles, a half sack and a quarterback pressure while playing in two games as a rookie.
• Finished the preseason with six tackles, a half sack and a quarterback pressure.
• Inactive for the first six games of the year.
• Made his NFL debut against Jacksonville (10/31) and recorded three tackles, one pressure and split a sack with Stephen Bowen.
• At Green Bay (11/7) injured his left ankle on the opening kickoff and did not return.
• Was inactive the next three games before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list (12/4) with the injury.
• Played in 43 games with 35 starts at William & Mary, recording 193 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 28 tackles for loss, five pressures, three interceptions, four pass breakups and one blocked kick.
• Earned All-America honors from College Sporting News and Sports Network while also earning All-CAA first-team honors.
• Finished with 66 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss, four quarterback hurries, two interceptions, four pass breakups and one blocked kick while starting all 14 games as a senior.
• Ranked sixth in the league in tackles for loss (14) and eighth in sacks (6.5).
• Served as a team captain.
• As a junior, earned starts in all 11 games at defensive tackle to total 51 tackles and rank second on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss while also adding 4.0 sacks.
• Played through nagging injuries to start 10-of-11 games at tackle, totaling 43 stops as a sophomore.
• Also had 2.0 sacks, four tackles for loss and an interception.
• As a redshirt freshman, made 33 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack.
• Served as scout team defensive lineman as a true freshman.
• Three-year starter at Dumont, N.J., High School, where he saw action at both guard and tackle on offense and defensive end and linebacker on defense.
• First-team all-league as a linebacker his senior season and All-North Jersey Group 2.
• Invited to the Governor’s Bowl and Bergen All-Star game.
• Also earned honorable mention all-county honors.
• Helped the team to its best record in 20 years and a berth in state playoffs.
• Accumulated 120 total tackles (74 solo), 9.0 sacks and one interception in his senior season.
• Handled kickoff duties.
• Four-year letterman and an all-league performer in track and field in the 100 and 200 meter.
• Also competed in shot put.
• Three-year letter winner in wrestling, where he was also an all-league performer and state medalist at the 215 weight class.
• Member of Captains for Tomorrows Children and the school’s jazz band where he played the saxophone.
• Majored in Kinesiology at William & Mary.
• 2010 Dallas Cowboys Rookie Club.
• 2010 Served an early Thanksgiving meal at The Salvation Army.
• 2011 Super Bowl XLV Darrell Green’s Hope Walk on Super Bowl Sunday.
• 2012 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
• Annual team Holiday Hospital Visits.
• Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
• Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefitting Happy Hill Farm.• Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.