The Dallas Cowboys lost one of its leaders on the field and in the locker room when former linebacker Sean Lee retired from the NFL back in April after 11 seasons. Regarded as one the best at his position during his time in the league, when he was healthy, Lee made two Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro in 2016. He finished his career with 747 tackles, four sacks, 14 interceptions, 30 passes defended, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and two defensive touchdowns.
Now that he’s away from the game of football, it’s time for Lee to begin the next phase of his life. There have been rumblings that he’d like to become a coach at some point, which makes sense with his reputation for being very knowledgeable about the game. However, “The General” as he’s known in Dallas is attempting to contribute to the NFL in another way. According to the New York Post, Lee recently auditioned for an analyst role at CBS.
The 34-year old wasn’t the only ex-NFL player who CBS took a look at. Alex Smith, who recently retired in April like Lee, was given an audition. Also, former Cowboys Mark Sanchez and Joey Galloway got their shot to land the job.
If Lee was to be selected he would follow the path of two of his former teammates. Tony Romo, who played with Lee for seven seasons, has been a lead analyst for CBS since 2017. Jason Witten, who shared the sidelines with Lee for almost a decade, dipped his toes in the analyst pool back in 2018 when he joined ESPN’s Monday Night Football, but his stint only lasted for one season.
Lee has the acumen to speak intelligently about the game of football. Now, it’s about if he can couple that with the charisma it takes to be on television.
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