- The Washington Times - Monday, December 14, 2009

Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware was hospitalized Sunday night with a sprained neck, suffered when he slammed headfirst into a San Diego Chargers lineman.

The Cowboys said Ware was “aware and alert with full movement and strength in his extremities” when he was taken off the field. He was transported to the hospital for X-rays and further evaluation.

After getting hurt early in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ 20-17 loss Sunday, Ware was immobilized on a stretcher and carted off the field after several anxious moments. Teammates Marcus Spears and Terence Newman went over to Ware and spoke to the three-time Pro Bowl linebacker while he was being loaded onto a cart.

In other Cowboys news, Dallas’ mammoth video boards achieved another first - albeit briefly.

During Sunday’s game between Dallas and the San Diego Chargers, the game was shown live in 3-D beginning at the start of the third quarter.

Approximately 85,000 3-D glasses were given to fans before the game. It appeared few were wearing the glasses in the stands, and there was applause when the in-game broadcast went back to 2-D with 8:10 left in the third after each team had a series.

BRONCOS: Brandon Marshall didn’t enjoy his single-game receptions record much.

That’s because his 21 grabs came in Denver’s 28-16 loss to Indianapolis.

“I believe it was one of those games where, whenever you accomplish something like that, it definitely feels good,” he said. “But we have goals, and our only goal is to win games. I’d definitely trade in a couple of those catches for a win.”

Marshall surpassed the mark San Francisco’s Terrell Owens set on Dec. 17, 2000. He finished with 200 yards and two touchdowns and bettered his team record of 18 catches, set on Sept. 14, 2008, against San Diego.

He tied Owens’ mark on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton in the fourth quarter. He set the record on Denver’s final offensive play when he gained 7 yards on a fourth-down play.

CHARGERS: Running back LaDainian Tomlinson extended his NFL record of consecutive 10-touchdown seasons to nine in a row.

Tomlinson scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter of San Diego’s game at Dallas. It was his 10th rushing TD this season.

It was also Tomlinson’s 136th career rushing TD, all since 2001.

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