On Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys activated center/guard Kevin Kowalski from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and, per league rules, will have three weeks to promote him to the 53-man roster.
Coming off a season in which he appeared in 11 games at center, Kowalski was widely viewed as a candidate for the starting center job going into 2012, before a nagging injury threw a wrench into those plans. He has been on the PUP list since midway through training camp, when he underwent surgery to treat a severe case of tendinitis in his left foot. Prior to coming to that decision, Kowalski missed all of OTAs and mini-camps.
Ryan Cook has started at center for most of the season as would-be starter Phil Costa has struggled with injuries of his own. Jason Garrett told reporters this week that there is at least a chance that Kowalski, who made the team as an undrafted free agent a year ago, could be added to the active roster as early as this week.
“If he has a great week, in theory he could be active for this game this week,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “But we have three weeks to make that decision.”
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