FRISCO, Texas – Linebacker Sean Lee is the Cowboys' representative nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes a player for excellence on and off the field.
Each of the 32 NFL teams has a nominee for the annual award. The winner will be announced Feb. 4, the night before Super Bowl LI, in a primetime special on FOX.
In addition to his work with Cowboys PLAY 60 Programs and the team's annual Cowboys U high school football camp, Lee partners with the DreamBuilders Foundation and PMR Charity on initiative that help children and families in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
"Sean's a special guy," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "He's a special guy in so many ways. It starts with who he is as a person. He's just someone who has such great leadership qualities on our football team. Guys look to him, not only for the practical part of communication but just the example that he sets each and every day. He does that in our building. He does that out in the community. He's a special guy to have on your team. He's certainly one of the cornerstone players in this organization."