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Thursday December 26th, 2013

Dallas defense has given up 45 points in their last two victories without Sean Lee. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) This will be the fourth straight year Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee won't play 16 games. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.

The Cowboys, with a victory, would win the NFC East and lock up a playoff spot.

Lee has missed the past two games with a sprained neck, which he suffered in a loss to the Chicago Bears on Dec. 9.

Lee has 99 combined tackles with a team-leading four interceptions and six passes defensed.

He also missed two games in late November with a hamstring injury.

BURKE: NFC playoff scenarios for Week 17 On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback Tony Romo has not been ruled out for the game after suffering a back injury against the Washington Redskins.

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