The Dallas Cowboys are having very well-documented struggles at the center position during training camp. Phil Costa has been given a shot to stand out in camp but his multiple miscues with snaps have caused some concern among the Cowboys coaching staff. If Costa’s inconsistency wasn’t enough to threaten his job security, he is now dealing with a lower-back injury.
The injury isn’t a major concern but it leaves Costa listed as day-to-day.
Dallas lacks depth behind Costa with Bill Nagy (high-ankle sprain) and Kevin Kowalski dealing with injuries that will keep them out for all of the preseason and has their week 1 status in question. That means it is time for the Cowboys to look at a veteran center and they are doing just that.
The Cowboys are looking into signing free agent Andre Gurode, per the Dallas Morning News.
Gurode most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens but he is very familiar with the Cowboys. Gurode was drafted by Dallas in the second-round of the 2002 and stayed with the team until 2010. During his time with the Cowboys, Gurode made the Pro Bowl five times and was named to the All-Pro team two times.
It was offseason knee surgery in 2010 that held Gurode out of Cowboys camp and ultimately led to his release after Costa burst on to the scene and the Cowboys tried to renegotiate his contract without any luck. Gurode now could be coming back to Dallas to create competition for the man who took over his job just two years ago.