Phil Costa Visitng Patriots, Lions: Report

Costa was released by the Cowboys last Friday after four seasons

Former Cowboys center Phil Costa, who was released last Friday to save the team $1.5 million against the salary cap, is making the rounds in free agency.

Per the Dallas Morning News, Costa has visited the New England Patriots already, and is scheduled to visit the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.

Costa started all 16 games for the Cowboys back in 2011, but started just three in 2012 as he dealt with back and ankle issues. In 2013, after the team selected highly-touted Wisconsin center Travis Frederick in the first round of the draft, he appeared in just three games and started none.

Even still, the Cowboys considered bringing Costa back in 2014 Frederick’s backup. After Costa declined a pay-cut, though, the team decided they’d rather have the cap space than Costa’s services.

In all, Costa appeared in 26 games in four years with Dallas, starting in 20. He joined the Cowboys in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland.

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