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Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Veteran Linebacker To One-Year Deal

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ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: A detail photo of a Dallas Cowboys helmet before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Several players have left the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, but it appears Sean Lee will remain with the team for at least one more season. He's been with the team since they drafted him back in 2010.

Dallas has lost four starters from last year's defense. Byron Jones, Jeff Heath, Maliek Collins and Robert Quinn have all signed elsewhere this offseason. Veteran tight end Jason Witten has also signed with another team during the legal tampering period.

Fortunately for the Cowboys, they won't lose their most experience linebacker. According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Lee's deal with the team will be one-year worth $4.5 million with $2 million of it being fully guaranteed.

It's a short deal for Lee, who's nearing the end of his career. At 33 years old, it's hard to tell how many more years the Penn State product has left.

Last season, Sean Lee had 86 tackles and an interception for the Cowboys. Even though Lee isn't the player he used to be in Dallas, the former second-round pick is a great leader to have in the locker room. It's also fair to think he's played a major role in developing younger linebackers such as Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. Do you think this will be Lee's final year with the Cowboys? [

Sean Lee back to Dallas: 1 year at $4.5M with $2M fully guaranteed, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020

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