Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Darrion Weems has been sidelined after dropping 325 pounds on his chest while lifting weights.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Weems wasn't seriously injured and should return to practice soon. He didn't practice Monday.

Garrett says Weems tried to lift the bar even though he couldn't grip it properly with one of his thumbs. The bar rolled off his hand on to his chest.

The Dallas coach says he's seen lifting accidents where sometimes players have to "throw the weight off of one side or throw the weight off the other side."

Weems is a second-year player out of Oregon. The Cowboys signed him off Denver's practice squad last year.


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