This leaves the Cowboys with close to $9 million of cap room to work with during free agency.
Lee, 30, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2010. He’s currently in the fifth year of his seven-year, $42.63 million that included $16.1 million guaranteed and was set to make a base salary of $7 million for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Lee appeared in 15 games and recorded 145 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 linebacker out of 87 qualifying players.