According to Gehlken, Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis is among the other candidates who could open the season on injured reserve but return later on, as there are unlimited I.R. activations this year.
Lee, 34, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2010. He played out the final year of his seven-year, $42.63 million that included $16.1 million guaranteed.
The Cowboys brought Lee back on a one-year, $4.5 million contract that included $2 million fully guaranteed this past March.
In 2019, Lee appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 86 tackles, one sack, an interception, and four passes defended.