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Dallas, TX (WLTX) - Former Gamecock defensive star DeVonte Holloman's time in the NFL is likely over, just one year into his pro career.

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett made the announcement during a press conference with reporters Thursday morning.

Garrett said Holloman, a second-year linebacker, suffered a neck injury last year, and has been having problems in that same area over the last few weeks. Holloman got three separate medical opinions, which told him that continuing his career wouldn't be in his best interest.

"It's a very challenging, difficult thing for a young man who has dreams of being an NFL football player (and) achieves those dreams," Garrett said. "This becomes an easy decision for him and his family when you're dealing with that kind of an injury."

Garrett said Holloman would speak more about the injury later. He was seen at practice Thursday wearing his jersey, but not his full uniform.

Holloman played for the Gamecocks from 2009 to 2012.

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