Cowboys in market for insurance at center

The Dallas Cowboys kicked the tires on Jamaal Jackson and decided they would take a pass.

The team worked out the veteran center on Sunday but decided not to pursue a contract with the former Philadelphia Eagle, according to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. Jackson has not played since 2010 and Archer reports he was not in good shape.

But the Cowboys remain in the market for help at the position. Injuries have hit the Cowboys hard at center as their top three players are hurt. Phil Costa, the starter, will not play in the preseason opener tonight because of a back issue. The good news is he could be back on the practice field soon.

Worse, backups Bill Nagy and Kevin Kowalski each have “serious ankle injuries,” according to the report, and Nagy could be headed for surgery. That has the Cowboys searching on the street for some help.

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