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Bill Callahan Has High Praise For Free Agent OG Nicks

Dallas' new offensive line coach remembers Carl Nicks fondly from their days at Nebraska

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    There’s already been some speculation that the Dallas Cowboys might make a play for Saints’ guard Carl Nicks in free agency in an effort to bolster the interior offensive line, and the free agent period is still more than a month away. One of the reasons the deal would make since is that Nicks was coached by Bill Callahan--the Cowboys’ new offensive line coach and offensive coordinator--at Nebraska.

    When he was introduced to the Dallas media on Thursday, Callahan was asked about Nicks, and Callahan didn’t hold back much in his praise for the man considered to be the top guard in the 2012 free agent class.

    "At Nebraska, he was awfully talented," Callahan said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He's really matured into the fine player he is today. He's dominant in every respect. I think that provides a lot of firmness in the pocket for Drew [Brees] to step up into. I got a lot of respect for Carl and how he's developed himself into a pro down in New Orleans. I have a friend who speaks very highly of him down there."

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