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Cowboys Pass On Veteran C Jamaal Jackson

Jackson was brought in to workout for Dallas over the weekend

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Cowboys Pass On Veteran C Jamaal Jackson

Former Philadelphia Eagles’ center Jamaal Jackson was brought to Cowboys camp this weekend as a potential solution to the suddenly pressing depth issues at the center position, which has been hit hard by a wave of injuries since training camp opened two week ago, but the team has decided to pass. According to a source in contact with ESPN Dallas, Jackson wasn't in great shape for his audition with Dallas.

This leaves David Arkin, naturally a guard, as the Cowboys starting center for Monday night’s preseason opener in Oakland.

Camp hopefuls Bill Nagy and Kevin Kowalski are both done for the preseason with ankle injuries, and Phil Costa, the 2011 starter, is dealing with an achy lower back. Mackenzy Bernadeau, who is slated to start as a guard in 2012, has said he can play center as well, but it seems the team would rather him concentrate on his natural position as the preseason begins.

Jackson meanwhile, a 16-game starter for Philadelphia in each season between 2006-2008 (and a 15-game starter in 2009) goes back into the free agent pool.

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