Hide your kids, hide your wives and hide your silverware… Montrae Holland is back. So, run and tell that, homeboy. For those of you who don’t get it, you should watch more YouTube videos. Regardless, Holland is back. After G Bill Nagy was lost for the season with a broken ankle on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys were desperate to find offensive line help quickly. So they’ve signed a familiar face.
Holland was on track to become the Cowboys starting guard after Leonard Davis was released in the preseason. But the impressive play of Nagy and Rookie David Arkin made the veteran lineman expendable. Holland didn’t help his case any when he arrived to camp out of shape. He also sustained some minor injuries that had him out an entire month.
But Holland does bring a certain amount of experience back with him. He has had 50 career starts for the Cowboys. Holland played in 14 games for Dallas last season. But he started in just two of them.
Hopefully, Holland is back in good shape. His try-out this morning was against two other veteran lineman; Mansfield Wrotto and Daniel Loper. Apparently, Holland did enough to show the Cowboys’ coaching staff that he was their best option.
Asst Editor’s Update: dc.com has reported that the Cowboys have now also signed Daniel Loper.
It is expected that Holland will start this weekend against the St. Louis Rams. If he struggles in the game, help is quickly coming around the corner. G Derrick Dockery should be able to return from his leg injury soon. And rookies Kevin Kowalski and David Arkin will be waiting in the wings to replace him.
Let’s just hope Holland wasn’t out making buffet restaurant owners upset during his time off or this just might be a short lived come-back.