Cowboys release OG Kosier

PFW staff
Cowboys release OG Kosier

The Cowboys announced on Monday they have released OG Kyle Kosier.

Kosier has started 120 games during his career, including 80 with Dallas. By releasing him, the team saves $1.5 million in salary-cap space.

The Cowboys already have added two offensive guards in free agency — Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings — an indication that Kosier's release was expected.

The way we see it

Kosier has been an underrated element of the Cowboys since signing as a surprise free agent in 2006, and he has started the past 80 games. However, his play dropped off last season and the Cowboys need cap space. They want to sign another defensive back (Packers free-agent CB Jarrett Bush?) and could be in line to draft a guard, perhaps Stanford's David DeCastro, at No. 14. Jerry Jones reportedly was enamored with Mike Iupati in the draft a couple years ago, and the Cowboys might have an even higher grade on DeCastro.