Injuries to Mackenzy Bernadeau and the rest of the interior offensive line are forcing the Cowboys to make a move.
The Cowboys are staging a workout Thursday afternoon for three veteran guards who were with the club in 2011, Montrae Holland, Derrick Dockery and Daniel Loper, and could pull the trigger on a signing later in the evening.
Holland was really good for the Cowboys when he came back to the team last year. Many felt that he at least deserved a shot to win a roster spot in training camp. Even though this is only a workout, it is a step closer to bringing back Montrae Holland. I think the Cowboys should sign Holland if he is healthy because at worst he is a good player to have for depth purposes.
I understand the Cowboys are working out players who are familiar with their offense, but Loper and Dockery offer them no upside.
Loper was cut numerous times last season, so don't hold your breath hoping he would be the answer to some of our interior offensive line issues. Dockery was brought in last year to battle for a starting guard position, but he struggled to stay healthy and he didn't play that well when he was on the field anyway.
Bill Nagy and Kevin Kowalski could miss the entire pre-season. Mackenzy Bernadeau is still recovering from hip surgery, while Nate Livings suffered a hyperextended knee injury yesterday in practice. Livings isn't supposed to miss too much time, but it would be a good idea to add some depth to the offensive line.
It's good to know that the Cowboys are taking the injuries on the interior offensive line seriously, but shouldn't they be looking for a center as well?