Dallas Cowboys' Phil Costa has Concussion Symptoms; Kevin Kowalski Could Start Against Tampa Bay Buccaneers

By Jeric Griffin

The Dallas Cowboys not only lost star running back DeMarco Murray for the season on Sunday night, but may have lost starting center Phil Costa as well. Dallas has plenty of injuries to go along with the insult of a 37-34 home loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night; Murray has a broken ankle that requires surgery and Costa has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Costa did not return to game after leaving and was replaced by undrafted rookie Kevin Kowalski. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said at halftime he was confident in Kowalski and the youngster didn’t disappoint.

Still, Costa’s absence means the Cowboys are down a starting offensive lineman and must find a backup for Kowalski if Costa can’t play Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kowalski helped pave the way for Cowboys running back Felix Jones to rush for 106 yards and did not allow quarterback Tony Romo to be sacked.

“He did a good job, he stepped in,” Romo said. “He had a couple of things, communication stuff. He did a great job coming in not having had reps with me. I was proud of him.”

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