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OL Coach Expects Tyron Smith, Ryan Cook To Play Vs. Eagles

Bill Callahan is optimistic that both left tackle Tyron Smith and center Ryan Cook will be available on Sunday night

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    We won’t go so far as to predict that the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line will look good against the Eagles on Sunday night, but they’ll probably look better than they have in the past two weeks.

    First, left tackle Tyron Smith will likely return after missing Thanksgiving Day with a high ankle sprain. Also, center Ryan Cook will be back after missing the past two games, which will allow Mackenzy Bernadeau to move back to his natural position of right guard. Needless to say, offensive line coach Bill Callahan is glad to have a natural center back in the middle of the offensive front.

    He’s a smart guy,” Callahan said, per the Dallas Morning News. “It’s great having him back in the lineup.”

    Cook has become the de facto starter at center as Phil Costa has struggled to get on the field all season long, dating back to the preseason--and according to Callahan, he’s still not all that close to coming back.

    “Hopefully we can get him back here sooner than later,” Callahan said. “I haven’t seen much of him. He was out of OTAs and he got hurt in training camp. He’s a great kid. He’s here every day and he studies. He’s really frustrated and I can feel his frustration.”

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