There has been tons of speculation about who the Cowboys might sign to try and replace the injured Sean Lee, but it sounds like they’re prepared to stand pat and work with what they have for the time being. While he’s “not confident” in the in-house solutions the club already has, owner Jerry Jones told reporters that he’s not champing at the bit to make an impact signing at linebacker, writes Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com.
“There is a good chance we will be able to stay within the personnel we’ve got, but I don’t want to preclude anything because a lot of the evaluation of where we are there is going on right now as well as when we get to training camp,” Jones said. “It also has to do with any circumstances that may come up away from the team. All of that is a given. If we had to play with the players we’ve got, I feel good that we could line up against San Francisco.”
There’s also the possibility – even if its a slim one – that Lee can be a quick healer and get back on the field late in the season. The veteran still hasn’t been ruled out for the season for that reason and because they don’t need a roster spot at this time. Right now, the Cowboys are using Justin Durant and Anthony Hitchens as possible replacements for Lee. They might have second thoughts about that plan down the line, but that appears to be the plan for the time being.