Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was a special guest Sunday at the 33rd World of Wheels at the MPEC in Wichita Falls.
Lee signed autographs, posed for fans and took part in a special question-and-answer session with Texoma Cowboys fans.
He also sat down with Newschannel 6 to discuss a variety of topics, including his recovery from a season-ending toe injury, the switch from Rob Ryan's 3-4 defense to Monte Kiffin's 4-3, and quarterback Tony Romo.
On the injury, from which he said he was '85 percent' recovered:
"The positive in an injury is, I have more time to work on my body in general. Hopefully, going forward if I put the right work in, which I think I am, I'll avoid injuries.
On the change in defensive schemes:
"The scheme-wise, it could change a little bit. The terminology changes. It's a new system. So we're going to have to have a great spring, and a great OTA, really learn the system inside and out, so when we get to training camp we're very familiar with it and we can go out there and perfect the techniques."
On Tony Romo and the criticism he receives:
"Tony, you watch him at practice, you watch him in every phase of the game, he's extremely smart. He's extremely talented. And he's always at practice trying to perfect his technique. So when you get around him you realize how special he is. You realize with all of his ability and all of the work he's put in, he's a guy who can lead us to a championship."
On coming so close to the playoffs the past two seasons:
"We have to find a way to be a consistent football team, and not make mistakes, and find a way to play well in the big games. I think we have the right guys to do it, but it's a matter of looking at ourselves individually as football players and finding a way to improve. And if the whole team, everybody, can improve and be more consistent, I think we can win those big games."
On the challenge of today's young quarterbacks:
"What separates these guys is, not only are they good athletes who can run, but they're great quarterbacks, too. They can make all the throws, they can read. And it really adds a new dimension to an offense where you have to account for their ability to run, every single time.
"So, as a defensive guy, we always have a linebacker or a defensive end looking at that quarterback. And so now, if you pair him with a good running back, it's one-on-one a lot of the time. Then a lot of the time you have to put an extra guy in the box to stop this, and now it's one-on-one on the edge for the wide receivers.
"So, it just gives the offense more ability to do things because you have to account for that athletic ability that the quarterback has."