Just a few weeks ago, Bill Nagy was thought to be in the mix to compete for the Dallas Cowboys’ starting center job. Today, he is no longer a Cowboy at all.
Nagy was waived on Wednesday in order to make room for tight end Harry Flaherty, who was brought in to add some depth to the tight end position following the injury to Jason Witten. Coming off ankle surgery, Dallas hoped Nagy would clear waivers, at which point he could be re-signed and placed on injured reserve.
However, on Thursday evening, the Detroit Lions claimed the guard/center, who was drafted by Dallas in the seventh round of the 2011 Draft.
This leaves Phil Costa as the only healthy, true center on the roster. Kevin Kowalski, who aside from Nagy would have competed for the starting job in camp, will be out until the regular season with an ankle injury of his own, and Costa himself is dealing with a sore back. David Arkin, whose natural position is guard, got the start in the Cowboys preseason opener last week.
Considering all this, don’t be surprised if Dallas looks to bring in a veteran near the end of camp, as final cuts begin to roll in.
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