The Cowboys cut DeVonte Holloman, likely ending any chance of an NFL comeback for the linebacker. Holloman was a sixth-round draft pick of the team in 2013. He recorded 26 tackles and two sacks in nine games that season. In a 2014 preseason game, he suffered a serious neck injury that was believed to be career-ending. Holloman was released after failing a physical on Friday.
The Cowboys got down to the 75-man roster limit Tuesday. They waived receiver Chris Boyd, punter Tom Hornsey, long snapper Casey Kreiter, defensive end Adewale Ojomo and guard Wayne Tribue, and released quarterback Caleb Hanie. Dallas waived these players with injury designations: tight end Jordan Najvar, safety Matt Johnson, cornerbacks Justin Green and Johnny Thomas, and linebacker DeVonte Holloman. Defensive end Ben Gardner was placed on IR, and defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was put on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.
The Cowboys have 13 players out of uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins, including some who have been battling injuries through the preseason. Defensive backs Morris Claiborne (shoulder), Jeff Heath, Johnny Thomas, Matt Johnson and B.W. Webb; linebackers DeVonte Holloman (neck) and Orie Lemon; defensive linemen Henry Melton (groin), Terrell McClain (ankle), and Demarcus Lawrence; tight end Gavin Escobar (shoulder) and offensive lineman Darrion Weems are all inactive Saturday.
Jason Garrett has told that the examination of a neck injury sustained in the Saturday preseason game by Cowboys second-year linebacker DeVonte Holloman revealed a condition that will probably end his career, per ESPN. Holloman, who was also sidelined for seven games last season with a neck problem, started two games in 2013 and managed 14 tackles, 12 assists and two sacks.
Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman left in the fourth quarter of Saturday's preseason game with a neck injury, and the team has some concern after the linebacker missed seven games last season with a neck issue, ESPN.com reports. "We don't know if it's the exact same thing, but it's the same body part so we're checking on him (Saturday) night and we'll check him out in the morning," coach Jason Garrett said. Holloman had two assists on tackles before suffering the injury.