The Cowboys got a huge performance from an old pro while the Eagles scratched out a win with a band of no-names, setting up what’s likely a winner-take-all showdown for that division next week.
Sean Lee woke up on Sunday morning not knowing for sure if he’d play. “It was gonna be close, but I felt pretty good yesterday,” Lee said Sunday night. “When we warmed up, I realized the plan the trainers had really did work in being able to rest me and giving me the best shot to play today. After I warmed up, I said, ‘O.K., let’s do this.’”
Late in the second quarter, the Cowboys completed a 14-play, 97-yard drive to take a 21–7 lead, and now it was the Rams’ turn to play with a season on the line. L.A. took possession at its own 25 with 1:57 left in the half. After a holding call and a quick pass to Robert Woods, the Rams faced second-and-15 from the 20 and called a high-low concept designed to pull the linebacker up to tight end Tyler Higbee to free Woods over the deep middle.
“Understanding the situation and the route concepts and what they like to do, I think our coaches had us ready for a lot of these situations and a lot of looks and being able to see and understand it,” Lee said. “You have something in front of you but there’s something behind you, too. A lot of times they set you up by putting something in front of you to get you to bite and if you understand that concept and what’s behind it, you can make plays.
“I ended up being able to get a great break and read the quarterback. That whole picture filled out.”
The Cowboys wouldn’t look back. Lee had a great moment for his season of redemption.
And the NFC East leaders set the stage for even bigger moment next Sunday.