Growing up just outside of Pittsburgh, Sean Lee admitted he cried when his beloved Steelers lost to the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX at the end of the 1995 season. Lee, a third-grader at the time, found himself on the other side of this rivalry.
But in his first NFL game in Pittsburgh, Lee was more than happy to disappoint his former favorite team. Lee had nine tackles, including two for loss as the Cowboys made just enough plays on defense to escape with the win.
"It was a lot of fun to be back up here," Lee said. "Not only to get the win like we did, but in front of my family and friends."
Overall, Lee rounded up 20 tickets, but said he expected 50-60 familiar faces in the stands who were waiting for him after the game.
The usually down-to-business Lee even seemed to enjoy the Cowboys' eighth-straight win to get to 8-1, the best record in the NFC.
"It has been unbelievably fun but we put the work in and played the right way, and you see the results," Lee said. "I think we knew going into the year we could be a great team if we put in the work."