Cowboys missing two linebackers

December, 15, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys lost linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring) for the game with a hamstring injury, and the return of fellow linebacker Ernie Sims (left hip) is in doubt with an injury.

Both were hurt in the first half of the Cowboys' game with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

Durant had missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury, and was playing well as the middle linebacker before leaving. Durant had replaced Sean Lee, who missed the game with a strained ligament in his neck.

Sims suffered a hip injury at the end of the first half when he tackle Eddie Lacy on a catch-and-run play. Sims was on his back as several of his teammates surrounded him waiting for the team's medical staff to help him. Sims crawled, then tried to walk before team's medical staff got to him. He walked slowly off the field and received x-rays.

When the second half began, DeVonte Holloman was playing middle linebacker, Kyle Wilber, the strong side and Cameron Lawrence the weak side.
Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for He joined in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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