By Calvin Watkins
OXNARD, Calif. -- In the last two weeks, the Cowboys lost two offensive linemen, Kyle Kosier
and Marc Colombo
, to knee injuries.
Gurode has been a durable player. He's started every game since 2006, when he became the full-time starter at that position.
Gurode has reached the Pro Bowl every year he's been a starter, but last year might not have been his best season.
Line coach Hudson Houck said Gurode needed to play with more technique -- instead of powering over defenders, trying to maneuver them with footwork, hand placement and arm length.
"This is a game of what have you done for me lately," he said. "You have a lot of work to do, a lot of areas to improve in, and Hud has been working on me to work on those areas."