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September 14, 2011

Derrick Dockery working with starting unit at left guard along with Bill Nagy

Although the Cowboys said all the right things about their offensive line play, particularly the three first-year starters, after Sunday's game against the Jets, they did acknowledge there were problems in the interior.

Specifically, rookie Bill Nagy was pushed back several times. While he plays with good technique, size and strength remain a problem for him and the Cowboys _ especially when they are already playing with an undersized center in Phil Costa and a smallish right guard in Kyle Kosier.

It is one reason the Cowboys struggled running the ball against the Jets. 

Owner Jerry Jones hinted on his local radio show on Tuesday that the team would look at veteran Derrick Dockery as an option for Costa. Jones said that was the reason they signed the 6-foot-6, 325-pound Dockery and that was the plan all along.

Well, the Cowboys looked to be putting the plan in action on Wednesday as Dockery worked some with the first team at left guard along with Nagy. Time will tell if the move is permanent.

-- Clarence Hill Jr.




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