In the span of less than a week last August, center Ryan Cook went from being unemployed to delivering snaps to Tony Romo in the season-opener with the New York Giants. Starter Phil Costa had been hurt on the first series of that game and as it turned out, this would be a trend throughout the season.
Costa missed most of the year with various ailments. Cook, who was signed only days before that Giants game, ended up appearing in 13 games and starting 11.
This year, we’ll most likely see less of Cook if we see him at all. Costa remains ahead of him on the depth chart and the team drafted Wisconsin center Travis Frederick in the first round of April’s draft, and Frederick will enter camp as the No. 1 center.
All that said, Cook remains optimistic that a good showing in Oxnard, CA will allow him to remain on the roster and in the mix.
“It’s always an open competition as far as I’m concerned and as far as I’ve been told,” Cook told the team’s official website. “So I just approach it that way every day.”
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