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Hanna Joins The Ranks Of Cowboys With Hamstring Injuries


OXNARD, Calif. – Add James Hanna to the growing list of Cowboys with hamstring injuries to this point of training camp.

The second-year tight end missed the team's morning walkthrough Monday with a hamstring strain he suffered during Sunday's afternoon practice. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett didn't get into specifics, but he said he doesn't expect it to be a serious concern.

"We don't think his injury is really, really significant, and he'll be back practicing soon enough," he said.

Hanna's is the third hamstring problem at this early stage of training camp. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and guard Mackenzy Bernadeau suffered strains Saturday during team conditioning tests.

Tyrone Crawford's season-ending Achilles injury and Anthony Spencer's knee tweak add on to what is becoming quite a long list, though those aren't the same type of injury.

Garrett said hamstring injuries are among the most common in football, and he doesn't think it's a problem specific to the Cowboys, though the roster has had its share of hamstring injuries in the recent past. [embedded_ad]

"I don't want to get into speculation about that – with our numbers relative to other teams – but hamstring injuries have been around for a long, long time," he said. "That's probably the number one injury people have. There's a lot of running in football, and sometimes people get jerked a certain way and they hurt their hamstring."

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