Kevin Kowalski shaking off the rust

IRVING, Texas – Practicing Wednesday for the first time since last season, center/guard Kevin Kowalski said he felt good to be back but knows he has work to do before getting comfortable on the field again.

“There’s a lot to adjust to, a lot to improve on I’m sure once I watch the film,” Kowalski said.

Kowalski had surgery during training camp because of a severe case of tendinitis after not taking part in the offseason conditioning program, organized team activities and minicamp.

Kowalski said he spent most of the practice at center. He split time at guard and center last year in 11 games. On Monday, coach Jason Garrett said it is possible Kowalski could play Sunday at Philadelphia if things went well.

The Cowboys have three weeks in which to call up Kowalski to the 53-man roster. He is able to practice on a roster exemption.

“That’s up to them,” Kowalski said. “It’s my job to get prepared and be able to perform when called upon.”