NFL Injuries: Dallas Cowboys Place Center Phil Costa On Injured Reserve

By Ben Grimaldi
Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

In a move that should surprise no one, the Dallas Cowboys placed center Phil Costa on injured reserve today, ending his season. Costa has missed the last six games with a partially dislocated ankle suffered against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 21.

Costa’s spot on the roster has been taken by tackle Darrion Weems, whom the Cowboys signed off the Denver Broncos practice squad.

It’s not like the Cowboys have missed Costa at center this season, since he’s only played about a game and a half on the year, but he did play well when he was active. We may have seen the last of Costa in a Cowboys uniform since he is a restricted free agent and the team can choose to let him walk away.

The Cowboys have used three different players at center this season and with Kevin Kowalski now active, the Cowboys still have three players capable of playing center.

Dallas signed Costa as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland and he’s played three years for the Cowboys, starting all 16 games in the Cowboys’ 2011 season.

In other injury news along the offensive line, Ryan Cook came out of the Philadelphia Eagles game in good shape and took part in practice today.

Jay Ratliff, who has missed the past two games with a groin injury, returned to practice today, while DeMarco Murray missed practice with a foot injury. It appears as though Murray’s absence is a precaution and not because of a new injury. Miles Austin and Felix Jones were also able to participate in practice.

Other than the news on Costa, the Dallas Cowboys seem relatively healthy.

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