Since Butkus was one of the best middle linebackers ever, the meeting between him and Lee was special.
"I've been watching him," Butkus said. "(He's) an old-school guy."
Butkus later said of Lee, "He's for real."
Coach Jason Garrett said Lee was in awe of meeting with Butkus. Garrett said it was a necessary discussion because of the middle linebacker bond.
"He's fantastic, a legend," Lee said of Butkus. "He's probably one of the best football players of all time. To see him and meet him, I was pretty moved.
"He was great. He was talking about playing hard and playing a certain way and staying clean and understanding that we are role models and we have a certain way we need to act and a certain way we need to play. It was a great speech."