At the outset of this offseason, it looked fairly unlikely that the Dallas Cowboys would hold onto left guard Kyle Kosier, one of the veteran leaders of the offensive line. But due to the length of the lockout, Kosier’s chances of returning to Dallas have increased, according to a report today on ProFootballWeekly.com.
This is especially true, the report says, if the salary cap is set low. If the cap is around $120 million, for instance, it’s far more likely that Dallas would part ways with right guard Leonard Davis--who in 2007, signed a massive seven-year deal, worth $49.6 million.
Whenever the lockout ends, Dallas will be busy addressing lingering questions along the offensive line, attempting to re-sign Kosier as well as left tackle Doug Free, the consensus pick for the team’s best offensive lineman in 2010. First round draft pick Tyron Smith will likely start 2011 as the starting right tackle, but that may change if, for example, Free leaves in free agency.
Basically, the questions abound for Dallas. Hopefully, the lockout ends soon, and we’ll begin to see how the team plans on addressing them.
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