“A game of musical chairs” has become a popular phrase in describing the Dallas Cowboys situation at offensive line of late, and, though it’s becoming kind of cliche at this point, it’s not hard to see why.
So far: Kyle Kosier has moved from left guard to right guard, to help right tackle Tyron Smith in protection; David Arkin, Phil Costa and Bill Nagy have each taken snaps with the first team at left guard, as Montrae Holland nurses a sore back; Costa has practiced at center with the first team as well, as Andre Gurode continues recovering from knee surgery.
So, you know, musical chairs.
The latest move could involve moving Gurode from center--the position for which he’s earned five Pro Bowl nods, and two First Team All-Pro honors--to guard, where he’s earned none of either. The proposition seems kind of crazy at first glance, but we won’t dismiss the idea--because head coach Jason Garrett won’t, either.
“We’ll just wait and see on that,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We’re still a work in progress on the offensive line. We’re trying some different combinations because of some injuries and because of the departure of a couple of guys who have been playing for us.”
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