Monday, October 17, 2011
Cowboys with offensive line issues
By Calvin Watkins
The biggest worry for coach Jason Garrett and the front office is the offensive line.
Left guard Bill Nagy has a fractured ankle and most likely is lost for the season. Derrick Dockery, the man the Cowboys signed to add veteran depth to the line, is still recovering from a sprained knee and a slight fracture of his leg. Dockery is still under evaluation and its unknown if he'll be ready for the St. Louis Rams game on Sunday.
Cowboys officials plan on meeting today to discuss the offensive line and whether or not to bring in another player. As it stands now Kevin Kowalski will take over for Nagy, but there are some other players on the market for the Cowboys to bring in.
Montrae Holland, whom the Cowboys cut in early September, could return, but the Cowboys haven't reached out to his agent. There are some other players such as Nick Cole, who played with Philadelphia Eagles last season, that could interest Dallas.
Cowboys officials have not contacted Cole's agent.
The team likes position flexibility with its guards, which is why Kowalski can play both center and guard and Holland is able to play both guard spots. Cole can do the same thing and of course the team could obtain the services of veteran Leonard Davis again.
All of this is speculation and the Cowboys could just wait for Dockery to return and not sign any free agent guard.