Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Sean Lee is opening up about the 2016 season’s bitter ending.
Speaking Thursday with Jim Rome of CBS Sports Radio, Lee reflected on the divisional loss to Green Bay.
“You know, I think we’re going to learn a lot from that game. When it comes to those games, the margin for errors are really small and you can’t make mistakes. For us, defensively we started a little bit slow. I think we improved as the game went on, but we’ve got to play a full four quarters.”
Lee said Aaron Rodgers’ final throw to setup the game-winning field goal has presented a teachable moment for the defense.
“There’s nobody really who can do that. To make a throw like that, to roll out like that; it was an incredible play. At the same point, that’s something defensively we can learn from. Because you know when you play somebody like that, you have to find a way down the stretch to get a stop. And you can’t allow them to get in positions like that, because they’ll make you pay.”
While Lee is quick to tip his cap to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, he admits that this loss has been a difficult one to let go.
“This is the team I’ve always dreamt of being on. A team that, really, I thought we had a great shot. And I think that’s probably why I’ve taken the loss really hard, and we’ve taken it hard, because we really thought we had a great shot this year. Having the young guys we have, we’re going to find a way to build on this and hopefully get back in that position next year.”
Lee is in Orlando this week for the Pro Bowl, where he is making his second appearance. He was also named an All-Pro for the first time in his career in 2016.
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