As one Cowboys team source put it, "It's a crazy day."
Indeed, hours after the Cowboys seemingly planned to wait until after the NFL Draft to make a decision on the future of guard Kyle Kosier, the team has decided to part ways with the 10-year veteran.
Kosier, who tore a medial collateral ligament in the 2011 season final, became expendable when the Cowboys signed free agent guards Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau to contracts totaling $30 million.
Livings got $19 million over five years on Friday and will likely move into the starting lineup. He started the past two seasons in Cincinnati and 47 total starts in six years.
The Cowboys also are expected to target Stanford guard David DeCastro in the first round of the 2012 Draft.
Kosier's expected departure completes a massive overhaul of the offensive line which began before the 2011 season when the Cowboys released guard Leonard Davis, center Andre Gurode and tackle Marc Colombo. They had parted ways with tackle Flozell Adams the off-season prior.
Kosier, who joined the Cowboys in 2006, missed 16 games the past three seasons but none in 2011. He played three seasons in San Francisco and one in Detroit before coming to Dallas.
Releasing him will save $1.5 million against the salary cap for the Cowboys in what indeed has been a crazy whirlwind week. The Cowboys have signed a team-record seven free agents in addition to parting ways with long-time veterans Kosier and cornerback Terence Newman.
-- Clarence Hill