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C Phil Costa Has Ankle Surgery

Costa saw action in just three games in 2012

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    Dallas Cowboys’ center Phil Costa underwent surgery last week to repair some extensive ligament damage in his right ankle, suffered when the ankle was dislocated in the win over the Panthers back in October. He was placed on injured reserve on December 5.

    "Durability this year, was an issue that hasn't been something in my career that's been a problem," Costa said, per ESPN Dallas. "Never missed a game in high school, never missed a game in college, for that first year in the (NFL), health wasn't an issue. This year it's something. It's something that I'll overcome. It was frustrating.”

    Costa started only three games this season as he battled a back injury, as well as the aforementioned ankle issue. Aside from Costa, Ryan Cook and Mackenzy Bernadeau saw time at center in 2012.

    Costa said he hopes to return in time for the beginning of OTAs in April.

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