With Jason Witten likely out for the rest of the preseason, the Dallas Cowboys added tight end Harry Flaherty on Wednesday. To make room for Flaherty, the team waived guard/center Bill Nagy.
The nephew of head coach Jason Garrett and tight ends coach John Garrett, Flaherty has spent time on the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad--his only NFL experience to speak of, aside from a tryout with Dallas last December. Like his Uncle Jason, Flaherty is a Princeton product.
Nagy will go the injured reserve with Dallas if he clears waivers. The seventh round pick in 2011 was expected, along with Kevin Kowalski, to challenge Phil Costa for the starting center job in training camp, but a fractured ankle put an end to that position battle before it ever began--and now, there’s a chance that his time with Dallas might be over.
Meanwhile, Kowalski is out until the regular season with an ankle injury of his own and Costa is dealing with a lower back strain, leaving Dallas alarmingly thin at the position. David Arkin, naturally a guard, started and took most of the snaps at center in the team’s preseason opener.
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