Cowboys MLB Sean Lee returns to practice

Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee returned to the practice field on Thursday, confirming that he will likely play Monday night against the Bears.

Fellow linebacker Justin Durant also returned to practice, further bolstering a depleted unit. Both Lee and Durant have been out since they both injured hamstrings in the Nov. 10 game at New Orleans.

The Cowboys actually gained another linebacker while Lee and Durant were out for two games. Because the Cowboys were so thin at linebacker, defensive end Kyle Wilber was converted to a strongside linebacker and has played well in Durant’s absence.

Not seen at practice were cornerback Morris Claiborne and receiver/return man Dwayne Harris, who are both dealing with hamstring injuries suffered Nov. 24 against the Giants.

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