Cowboys cut C Gurode

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 12:47 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

After releasing ORG Leonard Davis and ORT Marc Columbo following the lockout, the revamping of the Cowboys' offensive line continued on Monday, when the team released C Andre Gurode.

First reported by ESPN Dallas, Gurode was cut after he and the organization couldn't agree on a restructured contract. The lineman was scheduled to make $5.5 million this season.

The longest-tenured Cowboy, Gurode started 122 games in nine seasons for the team, first as a guard before moving to center.

The way we see it

Gurode missed time early in camp because of offseason knee surgery, which allowed Phil Costa to earn some reps with the first-team offense. That will come in handy now, as Costa is expected to be the team's starting center in Week One. An undrafted rookie in 2010, Costa played in four games for Dallas last season, starting one.