In a surprise move by the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon, Pro Bowl Center Andre Gurode is being held out of tonight’s game against the Minnesota Vikings for what is being called a “business decision”.
During tonight’s pre-game show, Owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Gurode will not play tonight and that a discussion about his future will be had with him on Sunday morning. Jones also mentioned salary cap issues and camp competition as other reasons the five-time pro bowler was being held out despite making the trip to Minnesota. Gurode could be seen pacing the sidelines in street clothes during game warm ups.
It appears that Phil Costa has won the starting center job despite being injured recently. Jones also mentioned that Costa’s current injury would not effect what will ultimately happen with Gurode.
It sounds like a trade is in the works and Gurode is being held out do to injury concerns. It is possible that Andre could just also be another victim of the Boy’s current salary cap woes.