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Costa, Bowen Have Moved Past Snap Count Controversy

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    Way back in week three, there was a mini-controversy involving Cowboys’ center Phil Costa and the Redskins’ defense, former Cowboys Stephen Bowen in particular. Costa attributed a handful of mistimed snaps to the fact that the Redskins were mimicking Tony Romo’s cadence illegally. He blamed their ability to do this believably on Bowen, who left Dallas for Washington this offseason.

    After that game, Bowen told reporters that the accusation caused him to lose a lot of respect for Costa, causing something of a stir. But moving into the team’s final meeting of the season this week, Bowen said that whatever beef existed between the two has been squashed.

    It’s no big thing,” Bowen said, per ESPN Dallas. “We’ve moved past that. It’s all good.”

    Bowen added that he believes Costa is “a good player and I respect him.”

    That said, he’s not backing away from his side of the story.

    “I have no idea, no idea,” Bowen responded to a question about what Costa might have been hearing in that game. “I know that us guys up front, we weren’t saying anything. If I would have heard it, it probably would have made me jump. I know I had nothing to do with what he was hearing.”

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