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Report: Dallas Cowboys to Release Phil Costa

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March 11 marks the beginning of the new league year and the Cowboys are busy trying to figure out how they are going to get underneath the $133 million cap number by then.

One notable move was announced today as Brandon George of cited sources confirming that offensive lineman Phil Costa would be released.

Costa started for the Cowboys in 2011 and seemed primed to anchor the for the foreseeable future until ruined his 2012 campaign and he was consequently replaced by pick .

Costa provided depth at both the and center positions.  However, his production didn't meet the two-year, $2.7 million contract he signed this time last year.  In a fiscally challenging environment the Cowboys will have to make moves to limit contracts that don't match player worth and Costa, unfortunately, was a victim of that.

Costa will count $225,000 against the cap in dead money; his will save the Cowboys $1.5 million.

The Cowboys also announced that they will be releasing Covey Irvin, Ray Dominguez and Jeff Olson.

It seems to reason that the Cowboys will be busy over the next few days with cuts and restructures as they try and gain some flexibility for the market.

Stay tuned.


Bo Martin
Bo Martin
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