The Dallas Cowboys will get two starters back at practice on Wednesday, in center Phil Costa and defensive end Marcus Spears.
Spears has been dealing with a strained groin for several weeks now, since suffering the injury in the team’s 20-7 preseason loss to San Diego on August 21. The Veteran told reporters that he may have been available for the team’s preseason finale, but--being the preseason finale--he wouldn’t have played in any case, injury or no.
“It feels solid,” Spears said, per the Dallas Morning News.
Costa, meanwhile, is set to return after suffering a sprained right PCL two weeks ago. He is slated to take over as the team’s starting center after the release of Andre Gurode, and (like Spears) expects to play in the team’s regular season opener on Sunday night against the Jets.
"I'm glad they put the confidence in me," Costa said recently. "We have a lot of great guys in the room right now. It was a front office decision. That wasn't my decision. My job is to play. You come into camp and nobody wants to be a second guy. You don't come into camp to be a backup. Andre is a great guy. He did a lot to help me out. He's a great veteran guy to learn from. I got to be with him for a year here and learned a lot from him. I'm just happy to have this opportunity."
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