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Zack Martin Settling in at Right Guard

Martin was selected by Dallas with the 16th overall pick in this year's draft



    Beginning the night Zack Martin was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys 16th overall, it was widely assumed that the Notre Dame product would be moved from his college position of tackle, to the inside--and sure enough, Martin has been lined up at right guard since the beginning of rookie mini-camp two weeks ago.

    According to Martin, so far, so good.  

    “It’s good just kind of learning how to play on the right side again and playing inside rather than tackle,” Martin said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s been going great. Coach [Bill] Callahan and Coach [Frank] Pollack have been great teaching me. It’s been a fun first two weeks.”

    New playcaller Scott Linehan is among those on the staff whose eyes light up a bit when talking about the rebuilt offensive line. Linehan said recently that, with the addition of Martin, the offensive front is such that the team should be able to run the ball at will.

    “It’s a huge compliment,” Martin said. “I know we want to control the line of scrimmage, and when we were winning in the ‘90s, that’s what they did. They controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. You can tell they’re invested in that. It’s going to be fun to be a part of it.”

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