Terms on the contract were not immediately available, but it is safe to assume Gurode has become one of the highest-paid centers in the league. The start of free agency is only two weeks away and Gurode and New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara were going to be a hottest free agents at their position. To get Gurode off the market, the Cowboys had to strike the right kind of deal and did just that.
I feel better now; I didn't want to spend free agency with a hole at center that needed to be resolved. Gurode had a nice year and hopefully our line can go into 2007 with some continuity. Now, we need to get Marc Colombo under contract.