Adding injury to insult, the Dallas Cowboys will be without star linebacker Sean Lee for three to four weeks after he injured his hamstring in Sunday night's brutal 49-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Fox Sports Southwest's Matt Mosley reported Monday morning.
Lee appeared to injure the hamstring early in the second quarter attempting to tackle New Orleans wide receiver Pierre Thomas. Lee tried to walk off the field under his own power but fell down before he reached the sideline.
If the reported recovery time is correct, Lee will not return until at least Week 14 against the Chicago Bears. The Cowboys have a bye this week before playing two games in four days because of the Thanksgiving scheduling.
Lee is third in the league in tackles (93) and tied for second in interceptions (four). After Sunday's loss, the Cowboys (5-5) are tied with the Eagles for first place in the NFC East. The Eagles and Cowboys meet the final week of the regular season.
Bears: Cutler, Tillman updates
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears say quarterback Jay Cutler has a high ankle sprain and top cornerback Charles Tillman will be out for the next two months with a triceps injury.
Cutler is considered week to week with the injury, which typically takes several weeks to recover from.
Cutler missed a game with a groin injury, but returned for Sunday's 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions. He left the game before the start of the final Bears possession and was replaced by Josh McCown.
Tillman was put on recallable injured reserve, which means he is eligible to return to practice in six weeks and play again in eight weeks. The Bears are 5-4 and have seven regular-season games remaining, starting Sunday against Baltimore.
Browns: LB Groves out for season
BEREA, Ohio -- Browns outside linebacker Quentin Groves has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of this season because of an ankle injury.
Coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday that Groves will have surgery on his left ankle later this week. After signing a two-year free-agent contract with Cleveland in March, Groves appeared in just five games. He was limited after he sprained his ankle against Baltimore on Sept. 15.
He finished with two sacks, including one last week in a win over the Ravens. Groves re-injured his ankle in that game.
Groves was listed as a backup to starter Paul Kruger, but the 6-foot-3, 265-pounder was part of the Browns' pass-rush package.
Browns captain D'Qwell Jackson says the club will miss Groves' energy on the field and enthusiasm off it.