Phil Costa Injury Hurts Fantasy Value For Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 04: Center Phil Costa #67 of the Dallas Cowboys prepares to snap the football during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 19-13 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cowboys center Phil Costa left the game early on Thursday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

Phil Costa exited the game early in the first quarter Thursday night with a back injury. His return is questionable, and with the Cowboys center dealing with back issues lately, he might have a difficult time returning to this matchup against the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys line does not need another injury. Dallas has struggled in the past with pass blocking for Tony Romo, and now with an injury to Costa the offensive line takes another step back. Ryan Cook, who the Cowboys just traded for less than a week ago, will step in to take his place. The Giants will surely target him right away with their outstanding pass rush. This is the last thing Romo and DeMarco Murray owners want to hear. Keep an eye on this situation to see how the line holds up for these two fantasy studs.

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