Oct 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa (67) leaves the field at halftime of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Detroit Lions Target Phil Costa As Back-Up Center

The Detroit Lions have a limited budget to work with during this free agency period.  As a result dont’ expect many big name free agent signings to come out of this years free agency period.

However a limited budget isn’t going to stop the Detroit Lions from signing players that will add depth to the roster.  They are players most Lions fans probably haven’t heard of but could play key roles on the club this year and into the future.

According to Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com, One of those such players is Phil Costa.  The 25-year-old Costa played center for the played center in three games for the Dallas cowboys last season. With Dominic Railoa in the twilight of his career, the Lions were in need of a back-up center that could move into the starting role next season and beyond.

Phil Costa was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2010.  By the 2011 season he had worked his way into a starting role and played in 16 games for the Cowboys.  Since he was relegated to a back-up role with Dallas until being released on March 10th to create cap room.

The former Maryland Terrapin could help provide depth on the offensive line while serving as an insurance policy for the Detroit Lions going forward and for the right price. Phil Costa made just $225,000 in his last contract with the Cowboys.

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