If you’ve watched the Dallas Cowboys practice more than once this offseason, there’s a good chance you’ve seen two different offensive lines. With Kyle Kosier having moved to the right side, the greatest moving part along the line has become left guard--where the assumed starter, Montrae Holland, has been absent for the past two weeks with a back injury.
In Holland’s place, the team started fourth round pick David Arkin in Thursday’s preseason opener against Denver. Now, seventh round selection Bill Nagy is getting his shot, taking reps with the first team at practice on Monday.
“He’s done a real fine job and you kind of reward a guy if he had a good day so we’re going to move him up a little bit,” offensive line coach Hudson Houck said, per ESPN Dallas. “That doesn’t mean by any means that he’s starting this game and it doesn’t mean anything that he’s starting the season. We just want to move guys and see combinations and see how they work.”
Nagy himself knows that his role with the first team could be short lived, but he’s excited for his chance. The team has yet to rule anything out, really, with Nagy, Arkin and even backup center Phil Costa being named options for the left guard spot behind Holland.
“It’s going to be competitive, like it is every other day,” Nagy said. “I’m excited about the opportunity and, yeah, let’s get it going.”
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