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Cowboys' DeVonte Holloman's career is over after serious neck injury

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

DeVonte Holloman's NFL career is over after one season. (USATSI)
DeVonte Holloman's NFL career is over after one season. (USATSI)

Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman has been advised by doctors to end his playing career after suffering a serious neck injury in a preseason game against the Ravens Saturday. Coach Jason Garrett made the announcement Thursday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The former sixth-round pick, who was injured midway through the fourth quarter, suffered a spinal contusion during practice last season and ended up missing seven games. But Holloman returned to start the last two games of 2014 and registered two sacks and 11 tackles in the regular-season finale against the Eagles.

Earlier this month, former Giants first-round pick David Wilson retired from football after suffering a neck injury.

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