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Injury Review: Plenty of hamstrings

With the Dallas Cowboys' season over, injuries to several key players took shape in 2013. The Cowboys lost 77 games to player injuries this season, including 23 to hamstring problems.

Veteran and well-respected strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Woicik said his staff worked hard to solve the number of hamstring injuries. Extra stretching and monitoring the amount of work players did during practices were some of the things Woicik's staff did to combat the problem.

The Cowboys lost seven players to hamstring injuries this season including five games each to wide receiver Miles Austin and linebacker Justin Durant. Austin just wasn't the same player in the latter half of the season because of his tender hamstrings.

Durant was placed on injured reserve Dec. 17 because he couldn't recover in enough time to get ready to play.

Here's the list of Cowboys' players who were injured and how many games were lost:

DeMarco Murray, two games

Lance Dunbar, seven games

Dwayne Harris, three games

Miles Austin, five games

Tony Romo, one game

DeMarcus Ware, three games

Sean Lee, five games

Bruce Carter, one game

Morris Claiborne, five games

Jason Hatcher, one game

Justin Durant, six games

DeVonte Holloman, seven games

Edgar Jones, nine games

Ernie Sims, four games

Anthony Spencer, 15 games

J.J. Wilcox, three games