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Cowboys Make Stunning Roster Move Before Kickoff vs. Tampa Bay

Jason Garrett stands on the sideline.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys watches the action from the sidelines in the first uqarter of a game against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly made a surprising roster move ahead of kickoff against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL insider Jane Slater is reporting that Cowboys' star linebacker Sean Lee will not be active for today's game.

Lee, a veteran linebacker for Dallas, has been dealing with an injury this season, but he's made his way back onto the field.

The Cowboys' star linebacker is reportedly healthy enough to play, though he won't be active for this afternoon's game.

"Sean Lee won’t be active today per a team source. Lee, back from injury has been limited, but he’s healthy. This is about depth at other positions today & because he doesn’t play on special teams and would average about 12-15 plays made more sense to activate others," she reports.

This move is a big one.

Slater, though, adds that by resting Lee this afternoon, it could help ensure that he's healthy enough to play in the playoffs.

"One benefit of making Lee inactive is ensuring that he’s healthy 100% for the playoffs," she reports.

The Cowboys' young linebackers have played exceptionally well in Lee's absence this season, surely making it easier for Dallas to make a decision like this.

Kickoff between the Cowboys and the Bucs is set for 1 p.m. E.T. on FOX.