The Cowboys got some more bad news yesterday on the injury front, when they learned that left guard Kyle Kosier, would require surgery on his left foot.
The news forced the Cowboys to place Kosier on injured reserve, thus putting an end to his injury marred season.
The ever growing list of players that the Cowboys have placed on injured reserve, now includes Kosier, running back Felix Jones, punter Matt McBriar, wide receiver Sam Hurd, and safety Roy Williams.
The Cowboys filled Kosier’s spot on the 53-man roster with rookie linebacker Steve Octavien, who was signed off Washington’s practice squad.
The former Nebraska standout, is expected to fill in at special teams and provide some depth at linebacker for DeMarcus Ware, who hyperextended his left knee Thursday against Seattle.
Replacing Kosier at left guard will fall to sixth-year player Montrae Holland, who got the start on Thursday against Seattle and really impressed Tony Romo and coach Wade Phillips.
With Holland on the offensive line, the Cowboys held the Seahawks without a sack and helped our running backs gain 116 rushing yards.
Tony Romo has been sacked only once in the three games he has played since returning from a fractured right pinkie, and many believe Holland’s presence had a lot to do with it.
Also, an MRI test on DeMarcus Ware’s hyper-extended left knee showed no ligament damage, and an MRI on Marion Barber’s right fifth toe, which was dislocated, revealed no fracture. Each of them will receive treatment and their conditions will be evaluated daily.