Wednesday, March 14, 2012
OG Nate Livings scheduled to visit Cowboys
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys might not be done addressing the interior of their offensive line with Cincinnati guard Nate Livings expected to visit with the team, according to multiple sources.
Livings, who turns 30 later this month, has started every game the last two years at left guard for the Bengals and has made 47 starts in the last four years. At 6-foot-5, 332 pounds, Livings has the size the Cowboys seem to want to plug the interior of the line.
Earlier Wednesday, the Cowboys signed 6-foot-4, 308-pound offensive guard Mackenzy Bernadeau to a four-year deal with what has been described as “starter’s” money.
Kyle Kosier, a starter since arriving in 2006 in free agency, is under contract, but he suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in the season finale against the New York Giants. He is scheduled to make $2.25 million in 2012 after hitting a playing-time escalator in his contract.
The Cowboys used Bill Nagy, Montrae Holland and Derrick Dockery as starters at left guard last year. Nagy’s season was cut short by an ankle injury. Holland and Dockery are veteran free agents. The team also drafted David Arkin in the fourth round last year, but he did not play a snap.
It is possible Kosier could move to center and compete with Phil Costa, who started every game at center in 2011.