Lee appeared in 11 games for the Cowboys in 2013 suffering injuries to his hamstring and later a ligament in his neck.
Speaking to the Dallas Morning News, Lee said that he does not anticipate needing surgery adding that he was encouraged by the progress he has made.
“Neck’s getting better,” he said. “It’s on its way. I should be ready to go. I think we’ll evaluate it more as the year goes on or the next couple months. But I should be ready for everything this off-season and be fine for next year. “
Lee signed a six-year, $42 million contract extension with the Cowboys in August. The Cowboys defense ranked at or near the bottom in just about every statistic in 2013.