Cowboys Agree to Terms with OL

As expected, the Dallas Cowboys have struck quickly in free agency, coming to terms with a veteran OL.

Looking for additional help on the offensive line, the Dallas Cowboys have come to terms with former Detroit guard Kyle Kosier.

Kosier has agreed to a five-year, $15 million contract earlier today. The deal also includes a $5 million signing bonus.

Kosier spent last year with the Lions, where he was signed as a restricted free agent from San Francisco in exchange for a 2005 seventh round pick.

Kosier is described as "a versatile and durable offensive lineman with the ability to play multiple positions."

Entering the 2005 season, Kosier played in 49 games in his career, starting 27. In 2004, he started all 16 games, rotating between right guard and left tackle. He showed his versatility in 2003, playing seven games at left guard, three at right guard and two at right tackle. That year, he played in all 15 games, participating in almost 90 percent of offensive plays.

Last season for the Lions, he saw action in 16 games, including 11 as a starter.

The four-year veteran played his college football at Arizona State.

The addition of Kosier along with the re-signing of Andre Gurode raises questions about current Cowboys guard Larry Allen.

Allen, a 12-year veteran, is scheduled to count $7.5 million against the salary cap this season and he is also due a $2 million roster bonus on April 1.

With Gurode, Kosier and veteran Marco Rivera, the Cowboys have tied up "signficant" money in their interior offensive line, which has led some to speculate he may be released later this month.

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