The Dallas Cowboys placed guard Montrae Holland on injured reserve Monday, a move that could hurt their chances of making the playoffs.

Holland, who is out with a biceps strain, signed with the club October 18 and has started the Cowboys' last 10 games. But he will not be in the lineup Sunday when Dallas plays the New York Giants with the NFC East title on the line.

The Cowboys re-signed guard Daniel Loper to fill the roster spot, but Derrick Dockery or Kevin Kowalski could start in Holland's place.