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Monday, September 22, 2008
News out of Valley Ranch: Kosier injured

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said moments ago that starting left guard Kyle Kosier re-aggravated an injury to his left foot late in Sunday night's game against the Packers and will be out for two to three more weeks. Kosier injured the foot last month, and last night was his first game back.

The injury occurred on the Cowboys' final drive -- after the outcome had already been decided. Cory Procter, who started the first two games of the season, will replace Kosier. Quite honestly, the Cowboys don't lose that much with Procter in the starting lineup.

Phillips didn't say anything about safety Pat Watkins, who left the game with a right shoulder injury and then played sparingly in the second half. Watkins, who replaced the injured Roy Williams, appeared to be in a significant amount of pain in the post-game locker room.

Phillips began his news conference Monday with an unprecedented 15-minute filibuster. He had a lot to say about the performances of running backs Marion Barber and Felix Jones.

"He's a brute," Phillips said of Barber. "He's a force out there. I thought last year, he was [effective] because he was alternating, and he was fresh and strong at the end of the game. But I was wrong. He was fresh and strong at the end last night... He demoralizes the other team in a lot of ways."

Phillips also went out of his way to praise T.O. for chasing down Packers safety Nick Collins from behind after his 61-yard interception return.