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Lee Ready To Rejoin "Incredible" LB Rotation


FRISCO, Texas – Sean Lee is set to return this Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

The Cowboys' veteran linebacker and defensive captain went through his third straight practice Friday and feels "ready to go" after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury.

"We've passed every test," he said. "I've had no problem with it during the whole entire rehab. I've practiced all week and felt good on it. I feel like I'm ready to go."

Lee's status for Sunday's game is not in question, according to the official practice report, after participating fully in practice for the second straight day.

The Cowboys have gotten outstanding play from their young linebackers, Jaylon Smith and rookie Leighton Vander Esch, in Lee's absence. Vander Esch, the team's first-round draft pick, currently leads the defense in tackles (60).

Lee can't wait to rejoin the group. Before his injury in Week 3 against Seattle, the defense was rotating all three linebackers in an effort to keep everyone fresh.

"It's been incredible to watch those two play and how they've played and making plays all over the field," Lee said. "To me, it's something that's great because what we do in our (linebacker) room, the work we put in shows up.

"I think there are snaps for everybody. I think we'll all be out there trying to make plays at some point. It's good to have a lot of guys who can be out there and make plays. It'll help me get rest. It'll help everybody be fresh all the time. Having a crew like this is something I've dreamt of."