Published: Sep 03, 2010 5:34 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 03, 2010 4:31 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The search for the 2.5-carat diamond earring lost by Miami's Kendall Langford came up empty.

"I never found it," Langford said following the Dolphins' 27-25 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night.

Langford, a defensive end, said he forgot to take his earrings off before practice and lost one during drills Tuesday.

Several teammates helped him comb the practice fields that day in search of the missing jewelry. They were out there an hour after practice, crawling on the grass and using rakes in hopes of recovering the gem.