Mason turns in heroic performance

December, 21, 2008
12/21/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

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Derrick Mason's shoulder was in so much pain that he had to run routes in the second half with one arm at his side. But he still escaped Cowboys cornerback Anthony Henry in the corner of the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown that put the Ravens up, 16-7. Mason couldn't do his signature baseball swing because of the sore shoulder.
 
"It's hard for me to raise my arm," Mason said. "It got better at halftime, but it was still hard to run and move my arm. Joe has done an excellent job for me. He's putting the ball right where I don't have to move my hands. This was a two-game series for us. All hands on deck. There were a lot of guys out there, beat. That just shows the perseverance that we have as a football team."

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