Saturday, December 24, 2011
Montrae Holland to get an MRI
By Calvin Watkins
ARLINGTON, Texas -- It won't be an easy Christmas Day for starting right guard Montrae Holland. He suffered a left arm injury with 7:25 to play in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' 20-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday.
Holland said he might have hurt his elbow and will undergo an MRI exam Sunday.
Inside linebacker Sean Lee left the game with a hamstring injury but said he could have returned if the game had mattered.
"I'm fine," Lee said. "The trainers didn't let me go back in. It's a non-issue. I'll be rolling as soon as next week starts up again."
The Cowboys, of course lost starting quarterback Tony Romo to a bruised right hand, and his status is uncertain for the regular season finale at the New York Giants next week.
Among the nicked up players: DeMarcus Ware (neck), Jay Ratliff (ribs), Mike Jenkins (shoulder), Felix Jones (hamstring), Laurent Robinson (shoulder), Kyle Kosier (foot) and Gerald Sensabaugh (foot) all played through the game.
Jones was taken out after a handful of snaps in the first half. He finished with 24 yards on four carries.
"Felix was getting himself ready all week to try and play in this game," coach Jason Garrett said. "He didn't practice the whole week. He did more stuff [Friday] to get himself ready and warmed up well before the game. That was going to be a situation we were going to monitor based on what was happening up in New York. If he was ready to go and play we were going to try and give him a go."
Jones wanted to play in the game as did other players such as Ware, who only played seven snaps last week at Tampa Bay. Ware got significant snaps versus Philadelphia and performed well.
Ware had four tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and three quarterback pressures.
"If [Ware] is out there everybody got to be out there," Jenkins said.