Phil Costa May Get The Start

Aug 15, 2010; Oxnard, CA, USA; General view of Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa (67) snapping the ball at the line of scrimmage at training camp at River Ridge field. Photo by Image of Sport Photo via Newscom

Undrafted free-agent offensive lineman Phil Costa may get the start next week when the Cowboys face off against the Jacksonsville Jaguars on Sunday. Starting guard Kyle Kosier will likely miss another week due to his Achilles injury, while his normal replacement Montrae Holland is questionable with a groin injury.

There was a possibility that Costa would start at center and normal starter Andre Gurode would bump out to guard. That plan has been put aside after Wade Phillips made it clear Gurode would stay at his normal position.

“We changed that,” Phillips said. “We didn’t want to change Andre’s position. Therefore, we started working Costa more to be the backup guard in case anybody went out. I guess we didn’t inform everybody.”

Many fans have been calling for Costa to get a chance in the line up and it looks like his time has finally come. He’s been impressing people throughout practices and even earned the praise of Phillips.

“Smart guy. Very physical,” Phillips said of Costa. “The kind of guy you want on your team. That’s why we kept him.”

Topics: Center, Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line, Guard, NFL, Offensive Line, Phil Costa

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