Cowboys' Kyle Kosier sprains knee


OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys' West Coast camp isn't going so well after another starting offensive lineman went down in practice Wednesday morning. Left guard Kyle Kosier sprained his knee and is expected to be out for four to six weeks, putting further stress on a banged-up offensive line.

Montrae Holland took over for Kosier in practice and Robert Brewster continues to work in Marc Colombo's right tackle spot.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett told a couple of us after practice that there's a possibility that Tony Romo might not play Saturday against the Chargers because of the injury-depleted line. Veteran Alex Barron also continues to miss practice with an ankle injury.

"We'll have those discussions," said Garrett. "We'll talk about that. We'll talk about that."

But when a local columnist asked if it's necessary for Romo to play again in the preseason, Garrett shot back: "Quarterbacks need to play. Quarterbacks need to play."

He said that practices can't prepare quarterbacks for the regular season like preseason games.

But back to the offensive line, it now looks like Holland will be the starting guard against the Redskins in Week 1. Somewhere, perhaps Ashburn, Va., Albert Haynesworth is smiling. Maybe he'll be the starter by then.