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Holloman Balances Rest, Work During NFL's Dead Month

DeVonte Holloman is entering his sophomore season in the NFL

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Holloman Balances Rest, Work During NFL's Dead Month

For the Dallas Cowboys and their fans, the uneventful stretch between the end of offseason activities and the beginning of training camp, the so-called “dead month,” is almost over. The team opens camp next Tuesday in Oxnard, CA.

For second-year linebacker DeVonte Holloman, the key to this stretch of down time before the camp grind begins is finding a balance between rest and work.

“You’ve got to go into camp ready, and the break is also the last little bit of free time, so you’ve got to balance it,” Holloman said, via the team’s official website. “I’ll probably take two or three days a weekend to go home and spend some time with my family, then come back Monday or Tuesday and get back to work. Because that first day of camp, it gets pretty intense.”

One of a handful of players in the mix at middle linebacker, Holloman will look to pick up where he left off last year, when he recorded a team-high 11 tackles and two sacks in the season-ending loss to the Eagles--a promising performance for the South Carolina product, who had missed seven games in the middle of the year due to a spinal contusion.

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