It’s safe to assume Cowboys’ fans are hoping and praying for a speedy recovery for Kosier and, especially, Colombo. Montrae Holland, who replaced Kosier, didn’t play all that poorly, even though there’s little doubt that he’s a step down from the starter; Alex Barron, who replaced Colombo at the right tackle spot, is another story. He was penalized for three holds on Sunday, one of which negated what would have been a potentially game-winning touchdown.
Phillips said that there was a chance the Colombo and Kosier would play on Sunday, but wouldn’t allow much more than that.
"I don't know about optimistic, but I think there's a possibility certainly," Phillips said, per the Dallas Morning News. "I don't really know which one or both or neither. We just have to wait until Wednesday and see what happens."
With regard to Barron, who Dallas acquired in exchange for Bobby Carpenter this offseason--in a swap of underachieving first round draft picks--Phillips admitted that he wasn’t happy with the penalties, but expressed confidence that he would improve. Or, at least, that he would try his best to improve...
"I know he'll work at it," Phillips said. "He's tried to do everything that we've asked him to do. I'm not happy that he had the penalties but I think he'll try to correct that. I think he's the right kind of guy that way."
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