The Dallas Cowboys have signed Sean Lee to a six-year, $42 million extension. $16.1 million of his contract is guaranteed, and the total value of the deal can balloon up to $51 million through incentives. Lee’s agent, Mike McCartney, made the news public through his Twitter account.
With a few weeks before the start of the regular season, this is a questionable move for Jerry Jones. Instead of locking him up, they could’ve waited until next offseason to reach an extension or slap him with the franchise tag if they couldn’t get something done.
While he started the 2012 season strong, he ended up missing the final 10 games with a toe injury. Taking into account his injury history, the incentive to get a deal done with him now doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Anthony Spencer certainly can’t be too happy about seeing Lee lock up a long-term deal with the Cowboys after being slapped with the franchise tag for a second season in a row.