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November 07, 2012

Kevin Kowalski returns, spends most of his first practice at center

Kevin Kowalski spent most of his first practice at center. Kowalski had been expected to compete with Phil Costa for the starting center job before training camp began, but he developed a severe case of tendinitis in his ankle that required surgery.

On Wednesday, Kowalski practiced for the first time this season as the Cowboys activated him from the physically unable to perform list.

"It's mainly making sure you’re just getting back into it, the speed of the game, all that stuff," Kowalski said. "Obviously, a lot to adjust to, and a lot to improve once you get a look at that film."

Kowalski played 11 games as a rookie free agent last season, splitting time at guard and center.

The Cowboys have three weeks to make a decision on Kowalski's immediate future, whether they activate him to the 53-player roster or place him on injured reserve. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett indicated Monday that Kowalski could be active Sunday if he practices well this week.

"That’s really up to them," Kowalski said. "it’s my job to get prepared and be able to perform if called upon."

-- Charean Williams 





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