This week, news was popping up that Andre Gurode would either have to take a pay-cut with the Dallas Cowboys, or get released. Either way, it seemed like a lose-lose situation. 
But the choice was made. The Pro Bowl center is no longer a Cowboy. 

The 33-year-old was drafted by the Cowboys in 2002 in the second round and has been a strong anchor of the team's offensive line ever since. He was making close to $6 million per year. 

"I love the man. There's no question, you love the guy. That's what happens when you get real close to them," says offensive line coach, Hudson Houck. 

The Cowboys paid respect as it was due today after practice, draping Gurode's jersey and helmet in front of a bronze stature of a lion. 

With Gurode gone, Phil Costa will most likely be the new starter at center. 

The question is now, where will Gurode go from here? Surely, there will be some teams interested.


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