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James Hanna Strains a Hamstring

The tight end out of Oklahoma is entering his second NFL season

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As the Cowboys get to work on Day 3, the training camp injury train rolls on.

Tight end James Hanna was forced to make an early exit from practice on Monday with a strained hamstring, just a couple days after a pair of starters--right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff--suffered similar injuries.

It is disappointing,” Hanna said, per the Dallas Morning News. “But it’s better now than during the season.”

A second-year Oklahoma product, Dallas remains high on the ultra-athletic Hanna, who figures to see an increase in playing time in the Cowboys’ tight end-heavy offensive attack in 2013, alongside veteran Jason Witten and rookie Gavin Escobar.

“We really like James Hanna,” said head coach Jason Garrett. “We drafted him and his progress and development over the course of last year was unbelievable. He just got better and better and better before our eyes. As you guys remember, we used him a lot towards the end of the year and he really became a little bit of a mismatch player for us in certain situations. So we like what he’s all about, what he’s done, his development, his growth.”

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