One of the biggest problem areas from last year was undoubtedly the offensive line. While the Cowboys addressed that in April by taking their first offensive tackle in the first round in 30 years, it's clear this week that offensive line has remained a top priority.
The Cowboys have apparently agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Kyle Kosier, according to numerous reports. Kosier's contract is in the neighborhood of $9 million. The Cowboys, or any other NFL team, cannot officially announce free-agent signings until Friday afternoon. Even then, Kosier won't be able to practice until at least Aug. 4, the projected first day of the new league year.
But since the Cowboys have arrived in San Antonio, they've made sure and sign two O-Line starters from last year, along with left tackle Doug Free, who reportedly will receive a four-year, $32 million contract.
If Kosier is re-signed as expected, it will likely signal the official end of Leonard Davis, the right guard who has reportedly been told he won't be returning this season. Cutting Davis saves the Cowboys about $6 million on this year's salary cap.
But even bringing Kosier back means the Cowboys must make some decisions at the right guard spot. Montrae Holland would presumably start training camp as the starter, but the Cowboys will likely be looking at another free agent. And fourth-round pick David Arkin might be rushed into duty faster than the Cowboys had initially expected.