The Dallas Cowboys are moving bodies around at the linebacker position because of injuries as they prepare to host the Los Angeles Rams at noon on Sunday.
Sean Lee is dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice every day this week. He is listed as questionable for the game.
“We’ll take his situation day by day,” coach Jason Garrett said.
If Lee isn’t available, the Cowboys will likely go with Justin Durant at weak-side linebacker, Jaylon Smith in the middle and Damien Wilson at the strong-side spot. Fullback Keith Smith would serve as an emergency linebacker.
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