Second year pro Phil Costa has suffered, what he deemed, “a setback” to his injured PCL ligament in his knee. Costa, who missed two weeks during the preseason with the injury, was able to start the last two regular season games, but re-aggervated the injury in Sunday’s 27-24 win over the 49ers.
In is uncertain what Costa’s status is for next week’s home opener against the Redskins on Monday night. If Costa is unable to go, rookie, Kevin Kowalski will start in his place.
Kowalski relieved Costa in the second half of Sunday’s game and played pretty well. The rookie maintains he’ll be ready if he is needed, “Obviously if Phil is there, he’ll be our starter and he’ll be playing, and if anything happens to him, I’ll have to go into the game and perform,” Kowalski said.
With the amount of injuries that are starting to pile up on the Cowboys, they are likely hoping they won’t have to add Costa to the inactive list next week.