SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 09: (L-R))Andre Gurode #65 talks with teammate Kyle Kosier #63 of the Dallas Cowboys during a pre-season game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on August 9, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys’ starting left guard Kyle Kosier has said he will not play Monday night against the New York Giants, but that he will return for the team’s match-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Halloween.
Kosier suffered a strained Achilles tendon late in the first half of last week’s loss to Minnesota.
Starting in Kosier’s place will be swing-guard Montrae Holland. Holland started in place of Kosier once before this season--week one against the Redskins in Washington--and performed well enough to mitigate the team’s concern over Kosier’s loss.
"[Holland]’s a veteran player who's got a history of having success in the past as a starter and a backup who's come in," Jason Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's certainly done that for our team this year already, so we like him. We like how he plays. He prepares well. He's gone in the game and he's done well."
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