We’re finally starting to get an idea of just what the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line will look like in 2011. The team signed tackle Doug Free to a deal on Tuesday, the team’s best offensive lineman--but on Wednesday, they might have signed the team’s most important offensive lineman.
The Cowboys signed left guard Kyle Kosier to a three-year deal yesterday, that could pay the 32-year-old up to $9 million.
While, Kosier (obviously) doesn’t have the upside of Free, his value lies in his leadership and his veteran savvy. Basically, many see him as the glue that holds the unit together, and his absence for most of 2008 one of the reasons why the team underachieved so greatly that season.
We’d imagine this ability to lead on the field played no small part in the team’s decision to bring the veteran back, particularly as the line gets a makeover-- the addition of Tyron Smith, the departure of Leonard Davis (which will become official later today) and the probable departure of Marc Colombo.
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