WOW! They really did it. Ballsy. OK, that’s the third straight post I wrote “ballsy'” as its own sentence. Phil Costa, I hope you’re ready.
The new Cowboys OL, per my earlier post, will likely look like this:
|Doug Free||Bill Nagy||Phil Costa||Kyle Kosier||Tyron Smith|
And also as I noted earlier, Costa, Nagy, and Smith have a combined 109 snaps in the NFL. The Cowboys could also start Montrae Holland at center, or perhaps sign a player or two once teams cut down to 53, but for now, Tony Romo has to be a little unsettled by this development. As it stands, the Cowboys depth along the OL consists of Holland, Sam Young, David Arkin, Kevin Kowalski, Jermey Parnell, and Pepa Letuli.
Holland aside, wanna guess how many career NFL snaps the Cowboys’ current backups have? If you guessed 0, you win.
All that said, I like it. The Cowboys don’t look anything remotely like a serious Super Bowl contender right now, so what the hell? Go young, get some growing pains out of the way, and see what the young guys can do. Very un-Cowboy-like, but they’ll be better for it in the long run.
The Giants are set at C with David Bass, and the Redskins seem to have a good thing going so far in the preseason with their interior OL, but I wonder if the Eagles would have any interest in Gurode. I doubt it, but it’s intriguing.