OXNARD, Calif. – The last thing the Cowboys need right now is an injury at the center position.
While it’s not major, starting center
Nagy is out 2-3 more weeks with a high-ankle sprain and Kowalski has an ankle injury that could cause him to miss another month. Costa’s injury forced
“Right now, I must tell you that I have been holding my breath a little bit because I want the interior of this line to be a source of confidence for Tony (Romo),” owner/GM Jerry Jones said after Friday’s practice. “I want him to feel good about his protection in there. People talk about the running game, I know that helps protect him in our passing game, but I look at it principally by beginning with the protection for him. That’s got me a little angst right now, but I’m liking some of the things I’m seeing in there.”
The guard situation is improving, especially with
Arkin has never played center in high school or college until the Cowboys asked him to take some snaps in the last week.
“I just keep working at it … keep getting snaps,” Arkin said. “Snapping is the first part. Calls are a big thing. That’s a big adjustment. I’m just going to keep working the best I can. I’m getting more confident and it’s starting to feel good. I think I’ll be alright.”
Until then, maybe the Cowboys and their owner can catch their breath about the center position once again.