The Dallas Cowboys worked out three members of last year’s offensive line _ Derrick Dockery, Montrae Holland and Daniel Loper _ this morning and will decide about signing one or more of them before starting the afternoon workout.
The Cowboys are running low on interior linemen and Garrett said Bill Nagy, Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau “will not be able to practice … in the near future,” so depth is needed.
Livings’ injury, said Garrett, appears to be “more hamstring related” than knee-related, as initially believed. But the bottom line is that the Cowboys have been using players who never have played center to help with snaps in practice (guard David Arkin, today) or have them snapping on the side in case they are needed (guard Ronald Leary).
Garrett said there is a chance the club also could pursue a free-agent center.
“When you look at those lists of the guys who are on the street, there is not that center tree or that guard tree that is right behind your locker room where you just pull one of those guys off of it,” Garrett said. “You have to see who is available and see who fits … We have done that and bringing in these three guys will helps us in the immediate future and maybe down the road.”
_ Jimmy Burch