Rod Marinelli

Healthy again, Cowboys linebacker Lee likes the feel of active duty

IRVING, Texas Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is back playing football again.

It's not just that Lee is back after missing last season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. It's that he's back playing as well as he ever has and possibly better.

Lee is as healthy, strong and fast as he's ever been because the surgically-repaired knee is better and more stable than it was before the surgery.

And he's moved from middle linebacker to weakside linebacker. It has him covered by a tackle, allowing him to take advantage of his natural linebacker instincts to run free to the ball and make plays.

"That's fun when you get to run downhill...