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Cowboys Open To Bringing In A Veteran Center

Phil Costa is the only healthy true center on the Cowboys' roster right now

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The competition for the Dallas Cowboys’ starting center job is getting more interesting and less interesting all at the same time.

    It’s gotten a lot less interesting since the Cowboys opened camp last week in Oxnard, Ca., as Bill Nagy and Kevin Kowalski--the two men that were supposed to challenge the 2011 starter Phil Costa for the job going into camp--were injured and won’t be back until the regular season; but since then, Mackenzy Bernadeau has said he can play center, and Stephen Jones has said that the team may pursue a veteran in free agency if they’re not comfortable with what they’ve got at the position when camp breaks.

    “Right now, we’re comfortable with who is competing and we’re getting guys healthy,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “And we’ll see how that works out. If we’re not pleased, then obviously we’ll see what’s out there – either what’s out there now or what might be out there when people start to make cuts.”

    Head coach Jason Garrett wouldn’t dismiss the idea of bringing in a new face to address the position, either.

    “Trust me, we’ve scoured the short lists,” Garrett said. “…Right now, we feel the best way to address it is with the guys who are in-house. If someone comes available who is attractive to us, of course we’ll address it that way.”

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