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Andre Gurode won't discuss his situation

MINNEAPOLIS -- After a brief chat with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb and former teammate Remi Ayodele, Cowboys center Andre Gurode didn't want to speak with reporters as he walked off the field following the Cowboys' 23-17 victory Saturday night.

Gurode was a healthy scratch; owner Jerry Jones said it was a business decision to sit the Pro Bowler. It appears the Cowboys are going to ask Gurode to take a pay cut, trade him or release him.

In the locker room, Gurode continued his stance of not talking about his status with the team.

"I have no comment about what you're talking about," he said. "I'm not saying nothing to ya’ll."

Gurode however did have a brief comment when asked about his replacement, third-stringer Kevin Kowalski, who was told just two hours before the game that he would start.

"I stayed on him," Gurode said. "He did good."

Asked about Tyron Smith, the rookie tackle who started his third game on the right side, Gurode said, "I think he’s looking good every day. I think [extra practice work] benefits him a lot. It gets him comfortable. He works with [Hudson Houck] and he does a great job."

Gurode and his agent Kennard McGuire are expected to speak with Cowboys officials Sunday about his status. The Cowboys have 83 players on their roster, which must be reduced to 80 on Aug. 30.