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Kyle Kosier worth keeping

With the season winding down, it’s time to wonder what the future holds for some Cowboys.

Kyle Kosier is one of four players scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason regardless of a new collective bargaining agreement. If the old system is in place for free agency, then Stephen Bowen, Sam Hurd , Doug Free and Jason Hatcher will be unrestricted free agents, too. If the current system continues, then only Alex Barron, Kosier, Gerald Sensabaugh and Marcus Spears will be truly free.

Kosier is in the final year of a five-year, $15 million contract he signed in 2006.

“I would love to be back here, but that’s down the road,” Kosier said. “And we still have [two] games left. We’ll worry about the [two] games first.”

Kosier has missed three games this year with knee and ankle injuries but has performed solidly. Over the term of his contract, he has delivered what was expected if not played better than what was expected. He is not the biggest guard (309 pounds), but he moves well and can play with good leverage.

It could be an offseason of change for the line, but Kosier should be asked back. He turns 33 next November and has suffered injuries in two of the last three seasons, but he has played well enough to bridge the gap over the next few years to a younger player, preferably a draft choice.