OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN: Dallas Cowboys LB DeVonte Holloman’s suffers career-ending neck injury | Former coach, players react | LBs continue position shifts in aftermath

OVER BEFORE IT BEGAN - Dallas Cowboys LB DeVonte Holloman's suffers career-ending neck injury - Former coach, players react - LBs continue position shifts in aftermath

Reaction to Holloman Retirement | 3:33 | Jason Garrett and Dallas Cowboys players react to the news of DeVonte Holloman’s career-ending neck injury. (Video | Audio)

Jason Garrett – Holloman’s future; Starters playing time | 15:22 | Coach Garrett speaks with the media prior to leaving for this weekend’s preseason game at Miami. (Video | Audio)


IRVING, Texas – With just one season under his belt, DeVonte Holloman’s career seems to be over.

Head coach Jason Garrett delivered the sad news during todays (Thursday’s) press conference, stating the second-year linebacker has a neck injury that will likely prevent him from playing another down of football.

Holloman, 23, missed six games last year with a neck injury and has battled through some neck issues the last few weeks, including a setback in Saturday’s preseason game. After getting three different medical opinions, including one in San Antonio this week, it appears continuing his playing career won’t be in Holloman’s best interest.

Garrett chose not to get into the specifics of the injury and said Holloman would address the matter later in the day.

“DeVonte got information back from the doctors back he visited with regarding his neck and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to play football anymore,” Garrett said. “It’s in relation to the injury he had last year and he had a similar injury this year. I’ll let him speak more to that. But the information we have doesn’t look he’s going to be able to play football anymore.”

Garrett said he spoke to Holloman, who was actually on the field in practice wearing his No. 57 jersey although he was not dressed in uniform like his teammates.

“It’s a very challenging, difficult thing for a young man who has dreams of being an NFL football player (and) achieves those dreams,” Garrett said. “I told him this morning, ‘you’re a 10-year player in my mind. You’ll be for a long, long time.’ He just has everything you want. He has physical ability, he’s tough and has good feel for the game.

“But this becomes an easy decision for him and his family when you’re dealing with that kind of an injury. He had a good visit with him this morning. He had a smile on his face. He’s certainly welcome to be part of our football team.”

Holloman, a sixth-round pick in 2013, is now the second linebacker expected to contribute this year that will be out for this season, along with middle linebackers Sean Lee. Holloman actually replaced Lee in the starting lineup for the last two games of last season, but he was playing more as an outside linebacker this year. Garrett said he was one of the team’s top special teams players as well.


RELATED: Former coach, players react to Holloman’s retirement

IRVING, Texas – Some players had more time than others to digest the devastating news on DeVonte Holloman’s likely career-ending neck injury.

For those such as Barry Church, who heard only a few minutes prior to talking to the media today, the reaction was particularly somber. But most of Holloman’s teammates – regardless of when they got the news – felt sympathy, empathy and a realization of how quickly the game can be taken away.

“I just heard about it maybe three minutes ago,” Church said. “That’s devastating, real devastating. But like I said earlier, it’s a neck injury. You can’t really mess around with neck injuries. You’ve got your whole life ahead of you as a young guy.”

Church said all of Holloman’s teammates have his back and the linebacker knows all of his teammates are there for him if he needs anything. It also put into perspective for Church how important every play is, as well as the importance of life outside the game. Church said he understood Holloman’s decision given the circumstances.

“I mean, you could play here a couple more years or be in a wheelchair the rest of your life,” Church said. “You’ve got to make that decision. He made the right one, but it’s a tough one.”

Jason Witten’s had the benefit of playing 11 seasons in the league and is entering his 12th this year, so he knows the disappointment Holloman has to feel to get this news entering just his second season in the league.

Holloman’s only 23 years old and was a rookie standout last year competing for time at linebacker. He stood out in last year’s regular season finale, filling in at middle linebacker and compiling double-digit tackles and two sacks.

“Obviously, here’s a young player I thought had a great future ahead of him,” Witten said. “Really good cover guy. Just can never take it for granted, the opportunity we have to play this game, even in these dog days of camp. Sad to hear that, obviously you want to reach out to him and pull for him… It provides perspective, and we wish him the best.”

The news didn’t only affect the veterans.

Fellow linebacker Anthony Hitchens didn’t know Holloman long, but Hitches said it was a sad moment when he found out the news.

“I actually reached out to him yesterday and gave him a text,” Hitchens said. “You know, I’ve known him for a couple months here. He’s a good guy. It’s just sad to see things like that happen. I just wish the best for him.”

Holloman’s college coach, Steve Spurrier, also wished the best for his former player – one that he called one of his favorites during his time at South Carolina.

“He did everything the coaches asked him and a little bit more,” Spurrier said. “Outstanding player, played safety, sort of nickel back/linebacker. Unfortunately, these things happen in football. Injuries occur. We’re hoping that this injury will still allow him to live a normal life and resume whatever career he’s going into.”


RELATED: Linebackers continue position shifts in aftermath

IRVING, Texas – Losing one linebacker for the season was a tough blow for the Cowboys, but losing another forever is another matter entirely.

The Cowboys’ linebacker corps, already in disarray after losing Sean Lee to a torn ACL, took another blow today with the revelation that DeVonte Holloman’s neck injury is likely career-ending.

Holloman left Saturday’s loss to Baltimore with a related injury to the one that forced him out of the lineup for seven games last season. He returned for the final three weeks of his rookie season, and he showed enough flash to make him an offseason contender for a starting role in 2014.

“He was such a good role player for us last year,” Garrett said. “If you think about his progression from college, he played kind of a strong safety position and then he came in here last year and really took it by storm right from the outset.”

The scrutiny on the Dallas Cowboys linebackers was already substantial – not just because of Lee’s absence, but the arrival of a top-10 draft pick to offset that loss. Rolando McClain has undoubtedly been one of the key figures of this training camp, with attention focused on his legal issues back in Alabama, his multiple retirements and his capability of assuming a starting role.

McClain’s progress has been such a major storyline in training camp, it’s easy to forget the Cowboys narrative from the team’s Organized Team Activities. In the immediate wake of Lee’s injury, it was rookie Anthony Hitchens, a weak side linebacker from Iowa, who was tabbed to man the middle while Justin Durant recovered from injury.

“We felt like, given our team on draft day, he has a chance to be a Mike linebacker because of his physical traits,” Garrett said. “We did that and he did that a lot through the spring, and I think he played some Will in the spring and mostly Mike.”

Hitchens had been a Will throughout training camp as Durant and McClain split reps, but he re-joined the conversation at Mike today when he took first-team snaps. It was his first time running with the first-team since before training camp.

“It’s a big opportunity, mentally and physically, to see where I stand,” he said. “It’s a lot different pace from the ones to the twos in practice. It’s a big opportunity for me, I’m just trying to make the most of it.”

The shuffling comes as the Dallas Cowboys continue to search for their best combination of linebackers.

“Some other guys are more capable of playing Will, some other guys are more capable of playing Sam — he’s suited to play Mike,” Garrett said. “That’s where we had him and let’s put him back there.”

The Cowboys haven’t been afraid to try anything to this point. The concept of cross-training at multiple positions applies to everyone, as linebackers coach Matt Eberflus has described. Durant has spent time at both the strong side and weak side this week, in addition to his usual duties in the middle. Before his injury, Holloman played on the outside and was a backup in the middle.

That loss reduced the linebackers even more, and it compounds the question of who will play ever so slightly. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Dallas Cowboys sign a new linebacker – they worked out former Eagle Jason Phillips earlier this afternoon.

For now, the shuffling looks likely to continue as the Cowboys try to solve the issue.

“Each of those linebacker spots we have kind of moved guys around, playing different combinations both with the ones and twos,” Garrett said.

THE BOYS BAY-CITY BRAWL: Dallas Cowboys joint practice with Oakland Raiders gets physical, twice | Tony Romo fired up about team and upcoming Baltimore Ravens game

THE BOYS BAY-CITY BRAWL - Dallas Cowboys joint practice with Oakland Raiders gets physical, twice - The Boys Are Back 2014

Watch the fight that breaks out between Cowboys and Raiders | :48 | A fight breaks out during joint practices between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. (Watch Video)

Players react to brawl; Mic’d Up Dez talks trash | 1:34 | See what Morris Claiborne had to say about the hit the instigated the brawl between the Cowboys and the Raiders. Also, listen to Dez Bryant talk some trash during practice. (Watch Video)

Training Camp – Cowboys WR’s vs. Raiders DB’s | 11:00 | Watch the joint practice between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders (Watch Video)

Jason Garrett Press Conference: First day with Oakland Raiders; Fights; Mo Claiborne | 16:43 | Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett speaks with the media prior to today’s practice with the Oakland Raiders. (Watch | Listen)


OXNARD, CA – The Dallas Cowboys might have discouraged their players from getting into any altercations with the visiting Oakland Raiders, but it didn’t amount to much.

Two different scuffles between the teams dominated the center stage at an intense joint practice. Things ramped up first for the Cowboys defense first when Morris Claiborne and the Dallas secondary got into it with the Oakland offense.

Videos of the play show Claiborne making a tough tackle on Mychal Rivera near the sideline, dumping him to the ground.

“I just felt like the guy dropped his shoulder on me,” Claiborne said. “I just went up and went for the tackle, because he dropped his shoulder on me, and it turned out a brawl.”

With tensions already high, Oakland receiver Greg Little jumped into things and went after Claiborne. The altercation drew both teams to the sideline, where Little and Bruce Carter wound up going to the ground in a big scrum.

As if the teams weren’t enough, several fans entered the fray, tugging on Anthony Hitchens – and one fan swung a souvenir helmet at B.W. Webb.

“We just got into, man – two teams going after it, and there happened to be some fans, too,” Webb said. “I wasn’t expecting that, but whoever jumped off my back, I had to get them off.”

Not 15 minutes later, as the Dallas Cowboys offense went against the Raiders’ defense, it was J.C. Copeland and Oakland linebacker Justin Cole coming to blows. The pair fought through a long, physical block that only ended when Cole took Copeland’s helmet off, and the rookie dropped the linebacker to the ground.

“He kept putting his hands in my face, and, being the competitive type of man that I am, I just pushed him,” Copeland said.

It might not have been what Cowboys coach Jason Garrett wanted, but Copeland said it was good to get the competitive juices going against another team.

“It really is – I felt good about hitting somebody,” Copeland said. “I hadn’t hit anybody in a long time, so it felt real good.”

Copeland was in good company. Asked about the brawls, Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he was excited to see the enthusiasm that resulted in getting two teams together for a practice – specifically teams with large local followings like the Cowboys and Raiders.

“It has always been about my town against yours. It’s always been about my team against your team. This is football,” Jones said. “You don’t really get to play 30 games or 20 games or 10 games with each other. It’s usually one, if it’s a division it’s two, so it really is the pride of going out there and who can get the pigskin in the end zone. So a lot of enthusiasm out here.”

Quick Hits:

  • The Raiders were located in Los Angeles from 1982 until 1994, and they practiced in Oxnard from 1985 until 1995. As a result, there’s a good deal of fan support for the team in the area. Claiborne said that enthusiasm gave him an idea that Tuesday’s practice would bring out a lot of effort – both from the fans and players. “I kind of knew it was going to be like this, because just walking around on the off days, you can see how many Raider fans and stuff are here,” he said.

    • Unlike many of his Raider teammates, Andre Holmes knew all about the Oxnard River Ridge practice fields. Actually it was just two years ago when the wide receiver showed up for Cowboys training camp in 2012 as the favorite to become the No. 3 receiver. Instead, he failed the conditioning test to open camp and never caught up on the depth chart, eventually getting released. Holmes has since landed with the Raiders and is now one of their starting receivers. In his second career start last Thanksgiving, Holmes had 136 yards on seven catches against the Cowboys. While he called that game “huge” for his confidence level, he was just as anxious to practice in a familiar atmosphere.

      “I was very excited to go against some of the corners I had to go against a couple of years ago,” Holmes said. “I know I’m a better player now. It was something I could prove to myself how much better I am. It was so close to being game-tempo that it was good work out here.”

    • Along with Holmes, other former players and coaches with Dallas Cowboys ties include long snapper Jon Condo, who was also once in Oxnard in 2005 training camp. Fullback Jamize Olawale, who was also here back in 2012, remains on the Raiders’ roster. Former Cowboys kicker and kicking coach Chris Boniol is now an assistant with the Raiders.

    • As expected, Tuesday’s attendance was easily the largest of training camp so far with 8,326 fans, which included a large contingent of Raiders fans. The Raiders actually trained at this same facility in Oxnard in the 1990’s.

    • Some of the celebrities in attendance Tuesday included NBA Hall-of-Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda.

      Notable Standouts:

      • Doug FreeThe veteran tackle enjoyed a nice practice, perhaps even better than camp standout Tyron Smith. The Raiders sent their three best pass rushers – Justin Tuck, Khalil Mack and Lamarr Woodley – against the Dallas Cowboys offensive line, and Free excelled. He stymied Tuck during his only rep of one-on-one drills, and he stuffed the explosive young Mack later on.

        • Morris Claiborne – It stood out to see Claiborne lead the charge for the defense during one of his first day’s back from injury. He wasn’t remotely hesitant to dump Rivera, who weighs in at a solid 6-3, 245 pounds. Cowboys coaches probably don’t want to see fights, but Claiborne’s willingness to hit is encouraging.

        • Jeremy MinceyMincey was one of the only Dallas defensive linemen who excelled in individual work against the Oakland offensive line. He got plenty of reps against the Raiders tackles, and he got around them a variety of ways – both slipping past them and bull rushing them to the ground.

          Play of the Day:

          It’s hard to pick a play other than the one  that started all the commotion. Rivera caught a short route down near the far sideline. Claiborne, who was dropped deep into coverage, raced up the sideline to make the tackle. Rivera dropped his shoulder low, and Claiborne wrapped his arms around him, picked him up and dropped him to the ground. The hit set the tone for the rest of practice.

          Transactions:

          August 9 – The Dallas Cowboys waived rookie free agent punter Cody Mandell (Alabama) and Waived/Injured rookie free agent running back Ben Malena (Texas A&M) on Saturday. The club also signed rookie running back D.J. Adams (Portland State).

          August 12 – The Dallas Cowboys waived guard Andre Cureton and signed guard Stephen Goodin and punter Tom Hornsey. The Cowboys also traded DT Ben Bass to New England for CB Justin Green.

          Injury Report:

          Returned To Practice:  
          CB Sterling Moore (CB) DE George Selvie (groin)
          Missed Practice:   
          DT Henry Melton (groin) CB Tyler Patmon (hip flexor)
          DE Ben Gardner (shoulder) TE Jordan Najvar (ribs, oblique; limited)
          S Matt Johnson (hamstring) WR Dezmon Briscoe (concussion)
          DE DeMarcus Lawrence (ankle) DE Anthony Spencer (knee)
          DT Amobi Okoye (illness) DT Terrell McClain (ankle)

          Upcoming Schedule:

          Wednesday August 13  
          11:45 a.m. (CDT) Jason Garrett press conference
          12:30 p.m. (CDT) Practice with Oakland Raiders
          5:45 p.m. (CDT) Walkthrough
          Thursday, August 14  
          12:30 p.m. (CDT) Walkthrough
          2:00 p.m. (CDT) Jason Garrett press conference
          5:45 p.m. (CDT) Practice

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          OXNARD, CATony Romo should get his first preseason action this weekend.

          Romo said he thinks players have to play in the preseason if they’re able to, and after a couple strong practices, he’s feeling good about where he’s at physically.

          “I’m excited about Baltimore on Saturday,” Romo said. “Just kind of getting ready to get out there and play some football.”

          Head coach Jason Garrett said Romo’s looked more like his old self the last couple days, and that’s been evident with more accuracy on the deep ball. Romo said there’s no perfect guideline to go with as he returns from his back surgery, but he’s just been going as hard as his body’s telling him to.

          As days go by and his core continues to get strengthened, Romo continues to do more and more. He said after an offseason surgery, a player has to get back on the field to relearn some of the smaller things of the game.

          Because of that and to get the speed of the game down again, Romo believes getting work in the preseason is crucial.

          “I do know that from my perspective this game is not something you can just show up for and think that you can do,” he said. “I think it’s been proven far too many times that if you take too long of a break or don’t get reps under you that you can be exposed in certain areas.

          “I’m a firm believer that you have to play football to get better at football, and football’s a way of life. It’s not just a sometimes thing. It’s an all the time thing if you’re going to be a great player, and I think if you have the opportunity to play, you’ve got to play.”

          This will be Romo’s first game since the Week 16 tilt against the Redskins that ended his season early, but not before some late heroics in a win. Despite that, he said there’s not much more eagerness this week as there would be for any game he suits up for.

          “They’re always exciting,” Romo said. “The first time you play, your first game, your first road game…every game that you play, you’re not guaranteed anything. So it’s special just to play football. It’s special to play for the team that I get to play for. It’s special to get out there and put that helmet on. To me, I don’t take that for granted. It’s a great feeling when you do get out there.”

          Some people believe Romo needs more work after missing a lot of time in the offseason. Others may believe he needs less time to protect his back. Romo said it’s not really one or the other.

          “You need as much as you need to get ready,” Romo said. “Obviously, the older guys and the guys that have been through it probably don’t need as many reps as some of the younger guys. But at the same token, I think you always want to be that guy who wants the reps. As soon as you stop wanting reps, you’re in trouble.”

          If and when Romo gets in this weekend, it’ll be the first look at what happens when he deals with some contact. Although, according to Romo, he’s not concerned with that.

          “I took a hit from DeMarco actually the other day when I was dropping back, so I feel like I got that out of the way,” he said with a smile. “The second hit’s just nothing.”

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          Training Camp Opening Press Conference | 46:56 | Join Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones as they open up the 2014 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp from Oxnard, California. (Watch | Listen)


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          OXNARD, Calif. – The decision to waive Kyle Orton wasn’t exactly hard-hitting news as the Dallas Cowboys opened training camp with a state-of-the-union press conference.

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          THE BOYS ARE BACK: Dallas Cowboys arrive at Naval Base near Oxnard, California | 2014-2015 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp | Dallas Cowboys photo gallery

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          OXNARD, Calif. – At long last, the Dallas Cowboys arrived at Naval Base Ventura County (at Point Mugu) and began their quest into the 2014-2015 season.

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          DALLAS COWBOYS LOST LEGEND: Versatile fullback Robert Newhouse passes away | Dallas Cowboys 1972-1983; 1983-2008 | His sacrifices helped create “America’s Team”

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          OXNARD, Calif. – On the day the team reported to training camp with high hopes for the future, the Dallas Cowboys lost a key member of their history.

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          AROUND THE NFC EAST – DOWN THE HATCH: Washington Redskins will open 2014 training camp without Jason Hatcher | Former Dallas Cowboys DE sidelined

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          RICHMOND, Va. — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says defensive end Jason Hatcher and three other players will be sidelined when training camp practice begins Thursday.

          Gruden said today that Hatcher, defensive end Stephen Bowen and receiver Leonard Hankerson are still recovering from knee surgeries, while backup guard Maurice Hurt is out of shape.

          Hatcher, acquired as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, had arthroscopic surgery last month. He is expected to return quicker than Bowen and Hankerson, who had more significant injuries.

          The coach says quarterback Robert Griffin III’s physical condition is “not an issue” 18 months removed from major knee surgery. Says Gruden: “The key for him is to learn from his mistakes.”

          Gruden is leading a camp for the first time. He says he’ll have “butterflies” making sure everything’s right.

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          DALLAS COWBOYS TRAINING CAMP: ‘Boys unite for player-organized conditioning test | Players building team identity | Dallas Cowboys 2014-2015

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          OXNARD, CA – The camaraderie among many of the Dallas Cowboys players got a jumpstart this week (Monday) before the team ever traveled out to training camp.

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          THE BOYS ARE BACK: Wheels down in Oxnard | Dallas Cowboys rested and ready | Dallas Cowboys 2014-2015 Training Camp

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          Upon wrapping up the team minicamp on June 19, which followed several weeks of Organized Team Activities (OTAs), official Dallas Cowboys on-field action ceases for awhile, giving the players about five weeks off before they report for training camp in Oxnard, Calif., on July 22.

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