IRVING, TX -- Second year linebacker DeVonte Holloman's career with the Dallas Cowboys has ended.
'DeVonte got information back from the doctors in San Antonio and some other doctors he visited with regarding his neck and it doesn't look like he'll be able to play football anymore,' said Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett.
Holloman was not available to address his situation during Thursday's media interview session. He is said to be waiting for further evaluation and opinions.His injury puts more pressure on the Cowboys linebackers who lost defensive leader Sean Lee during OTA's.
'That's devastating,' said Cowboys linebacker Barry Church. 'I just heard about it about five minutes ago. That's devastating because he was going to help our team this year, smart guy and a great football player but you can't mess around with that neck.'
Holloman was a 6th round draft pick from South Carolina and was the 185th overall pick in the 2013 draft.'It's heart breaking,' said Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr. 'I'm still at a loss for words right now just trying to take it all in. You think more of the person, not the athlete or teammate, but just as a friend. You want him to take the same attitude and effort he had within these walls and take it to the next chapter.'
Holloman injured his neck during Saturday's game against Baltimore. He also suffered a spinal injury last season.'The injury that he had last year, I think he had a similar injury this year, they are related,' Garrett said. 'Its neck related. I'll let him speak to that but the information that we have doesn't look like he'll be able to play football any longer.
''I don't want to get into anything medical about it. I don't know that much about it and there are a lot of very specific things in regard to that. It has to do with his neck. It's a very challenging and difficult thing for a man who has dreams of being an NFL football player,' Garrett said.