While the Cowboys did make an effort to upgrade their left guard position last week with the insertion of veteran Derrick Dockery to the lineup, they can't be too concerned with this week's starter. In fact, it will be the same guy they felt comfortable starting against the Jets in Week One.
The left guard carousel goes back to Bill Nagy, the seventh-round pick from Wisconsin, who missed last week's game with a neck injury. The Cowboys planned on replacing Nagy with Dockery anyway. But now that Dockery is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL/fractured tibia in his right leg, the focus shifts back to Nagy.
"I've stayed ready the whole time," the rookie guard said. "I'm good to go."
Nagy said it wasn't easy to sit back last week in San Francisco, especially after starting the season opener in the Meadowlands.
"It's always hard watching. Always hard not to be out there," said Nagy, who kept himself busy on the sidelines. "I was getting the calls. I hung out with Stephen McGee and getting some of the calls and just trying to learn."
Speaking of learning, Nagy said he's received plenty of tips and pointers from Dockery, an eight-year veteran.
"(Dockery has) helped a ton," Nagy said. "Even in the Jets game, he was on the sidelines coaching me after every series. Even in the meetings . . . just all the older guys have been a big help."