LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 27: Andre Gurode #65 of the Dallas Cowboys prepares to snap the ball during the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 17-0. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Left guard Kyle Kosier is scheduled to miss the next 4-6 weeks as he recovers from a sprained MCL, but he’s optimistic that his return will come closer to the “4” than the “6.”
Kosier said recently that he hoped to return in time for the Cowboys’ season opener in Washington, on September 12. In the mean time, Montrae Holland will fill in at left guard, while Phil Costa, an undrafted rookie out of Maryland, fills in as the back-up center behind Andre Gurode.
"I'm trying to shoot for the opener right now," said Kosier, per the Dallas Morning News, "but we'll see how it progresses ... It sucks. It really does because we were all kind of getting in a groove I felt and it's just disappointing that this unfortunate accident happened but it is what it is. Montrae is going to step in and do just fine."
Kosier was injured while taking snaps at center, but he has yet to see any action at the position in a game. Still, Kosier believes he is prepared to fill that role if necessary.
"Reps always help at center, especially since it's a new position,” Kosier said, “but I'm pretty confident I can go in there when called upon to do it.”
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