IRVING, Texas – Having missed the last six games with a partially dislocated ankle the Cowboys placed center Phil Costa on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Costa started three games, but was forced out of the season opener after one series because of a back injury that plagued him in training camp. He was hurt in the first half against Carolina on Oct. 21. Costa is a restricted free agent after the season.
The Cowboys have used three different starting centers this season with Costa, Ryan Cook and Mackenzy Bernadeau. Cook returned from a knee injury last week against Philadelphia after missing two games.
Costa is the sixth starter the Cowboys have put on injured reserve this season.
The Cowboys signed tackle Darrion Weems off Denver’s practice squad to take Costa’s roster spot. He has been with four different teams since leaving Oregon, signing with Minnesota as an undrafted free agent, then briefly joining New England, Indianapolis and Denver.
He started 22 of 41 games at Oregon, including all 14 as a senior.