SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 09: (L-R))Andre Gurode #65 talks with teammate Kyle Kosier #63 of the Dallas Cowboys during a pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 9, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
After returning to practice on Wednesday, it’s looking increasingly likely that starting left guard Kyle Kosier will play on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers--which means that it’s looking increasingly likely that the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line will be at full strength once again.
Hopefully for Dallas, this will provide a spark to the team’s fledgling running game.
The Cowboys currently rank 25th in the league in rushing, with 3.65 yards per carry, a stark change from last season, when their 4.28 yards a carry were good enough for second in the NFL. Wade Phillips has said several times that he believes his running backs are running hard, which suggests a problem up front.
"And that's why we went back to our basic run blocking today," Phillips said on Wednesday, per the team’s official website. "We did a lot of extra drills run-blocking and playing against the run also, a lot of individual and group things together with those guys. We're emphasizing those fundamentals things that we need to do well, whoever is in there."
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