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Dallas Cowboys assistant defensive line
coach Leon Lett was carted off the practice field Wednesday after
suffering an apparent right leg injury.
Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reported
the news. Lett, a three-time Super Bowl champion during his playing
career with the Cowboys, is undergoing further evaluation.
No further information about how Lett
suffered the injury was immediately released.
The 52-year-old Alabama native is in
his 11th season as a member of the Cowboys’ coaching staff after
being hired ahead of the 2011 campaign.
Lett, a defensive tackle, was selected by Dallas in the
seventh round of the 1991 NFL draft. He developed into a key cog in
the team’s defensive line, earning Pro Bowl selections in 1994 and
Despite the Emporia State University’s
on-field success, he’s often remembered for a mistake—being
chased down by Buffalo Bills wide receiver Don Beebe on a fumble
return during Super Bowl XXVII. The play has lived on for years on
low-light reels, but the error didn’t have a major effect as the
Cowboys routed Buffalo, 52-17.
Lett finished his playing career with
271 combined tackles, 22.5 sacks, eight passes defended and six
forced fumbles in 121 career games across 10 years with Dallas and
one with the Denver Broncos.
He retired after the 2001 season with
It’s unclear whether Lett will be
available in a coaching capacity for Sunday’s Week 2 road game
against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Cowboys opened the season with
a 31-29 loss to the reigning champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.