OL Adams out with injured calf

Updated: January 17, 2010, 4:36 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Dallas Cowboys starting left tackle Flozell Adams left Sunday's playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings with a right calf strain.

He did not return during the Cowboys' 34-3 season-ending loss.

Doug Free replaced Adams in the lineup.

On Free's second play, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen beat him one-on-one to force a strip sack of quarterback Tony Romo with about 6:28 to play in the second quarter.

The turnover resulted in a 23-yard field goal by Ryan Longwell to give the Vikings a 17-3 lead.

Free started seven games in place of injured Marc Colombo at right tackle this season and allowed just one sack in those games.

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.