The issues that are going on with the Cowboys have forced them to look outside the team for help. The team will take a look at former Eagles center Jamaal Jackson.
The Cowboys continue to deal with a problematic situation at center. On Saturday, it was revealed that starter Phil Costa isn’t expected to play Monday against Oakland in the Cowboys’ first preseason game after hurting his back in practice Friday. Now, the Cowboys plan to bring in former Philadelphia Eagles center Jamaal Jackson, a league source said. If the 6-4, 325-pound Jackson passes his physical, the Cowboys would likely sign the 32-year-old immediately so he could get reps as early as Wednesday and abide by the three-day preseason practice moratorium free-agent signees must satisfy under the rules of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. Jackson could offer some temporary relief even though team owner Jerry Jones indicated the results were favorable from the MRI exam Costa underwent Saturday. “That’s something we’re looking at doing – getting a little insurance,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “But we really feel good about Costa.”