The Dallas Cowboys have been dealing with health issues at the center position since way back in training camp, and that trend looks like it will continue into week eleven.
Neither Ryan Cook or Phil Costa practiced this week, meaning that right guard Mackenzy Bernadeau will most likely slide over and play center Sunday afternoon when the Cowboys host the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium. Bernadeau had served as backup center with the Carolina Panthers, and says he’s pretty comfortable there.
“I always embrace the challenge,” Bernadeau said this week, per ESPN Dallas. “I’m excited even though I haven’t played in a game I’ve done it in the preseason and it’s something I’m confident with. It’s new, so it’s exciting.”
Of course, Bernadeau moving over the play center against Cleveland means that the Cowboys will need a right guard, and that right guard will reportedly be veteran Derrick Dockery.
Meanwhile, Ryan Cook--who has started most of the year as Costa has dealt with injuries--isn’t ready to declare himself out for the Browns game just yet.
“I think everybody needs to practice,” Cook said. “It helps you build your craft and what you do. Is it a necessity? I think it is, but can certain individuals do it without practicing? Yeah.”
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