The Dallas Cowboys parted ways with Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode today. The team released the 10 year veteran after he was out performed by 2nd year player, Phil Costa. Gurode is just coming off recent knee surgery.
Apparently, Dallas and the 33 year old Gurode could not come to an agreement concerning the restructuring of his contract. He was scheduled to make 5.5 million in base salary this year. Dallas will now save that amount against it’s salary cap.
Gurode’s release is not a surprise after he was held out of Saturday’s pre-season game against the Vikings, despite making the trip to Minnesota. Owner and GM Jerry Jones called the move a “business decision” and mentioned that Gurode got “pushed” by other players in training camp.
Personally, I think we just lost a pro bowl player for nothing. I would have loved to have seen a trade for some defensive backfield help or for a player to sure up our O-line. Even a future draft pick would have been nice. Rumor has it that the Cowboy’s front office sought out some possible trades but no team wanted to take on Gurode’s salary. but it seems to me that his salary amount isn’t all that much for someone who made the pro bowl for the last five years straight. Oh well, does anyone know if the Eagles have a need at center?