Cowboys likely without Sean Lee for 2-3 weeks

The Dallas Cowboys defense has been a shell of itself whenever Sean Lee hasn't been on the field in 2017.  Cowboys fans better hope they can fix that problem, because it looks like they'll be without him for the next few games.

A Cowboys front office source says that the Cowboys all-Pro linebacker will likely be off the field for the next two to three weeks, recovering from his latest bout with a hamstring injury, suffered early in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Lee missed two games earlier this season with a similar injury. In those two games -- home losses to the Rams and Packers -- the Cowboys defense gave up 35 points in each game. Add that to the Cowboys defense allowing 27 points against Atlanta on Sunday, and the defense is allowing an average of 32.3 points per game in games that Sean Lee does not play.

The Cowboys offense is good. But even with a healthy Tyron Smith (not remotely guaranteed this week), and Ezekiel Elliott back on the field (not happening until December), they may not be good enough to overcome 32.3 points allowed.

And without those two?  Good night.

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