PRO: Derrick Dockery re-joined the Cowboys during the 2012 training camp to provide depth after the offensive line suffered several injuries. Dockery, a nine-year veteran, has made 113 starts in 126 total games played while spending time with the Washington Redskins (2003-06, 2009-2010), Buffalo Bills (2007-08) and Dallas (2011). He was originally drafted by the Redskins in the third round (81st overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
8/3/12: Signed by Dallas.
9/4/11: Signed by Dallas.
3/1/11: Released by Washington.
2/27/09: Signed by Washington.
2/26/09: Released by Buffalo.
3/2/07: Signed by Buffalo.
4/26/03: Drafted in the third round (81st overall) by Washington.
- Entered the 2011 offseason with Washington but was released by the team on March 1.
- Was out of football until signing with Dallas on Sept. 4.
- Played in nine games with two starts.
- Made his Cowboys debut at San Francisco (9/18) starting in place of Bill Nagy (neck).
- Was inactive the next four games with a knee injury before being activated at Philadelphia (10/30) but did not play.
- Saw action on special teams for the next six games before being inactive at Tampa Bay (12/17) and against Philadelphia (12/24).
- At the N.Y. Giants (1/1/12) made his second start of the season, this time in place of Montrae Holland.
- Played in only five games with two starts while being declared inactive the remaining 11 games.
- One of three offensive linemen (Stephon Heyer and Casey Rabach) to start all 16 regular season games.
- Provided protection for quarterback Jason Campbell to establish career highs in completions (327), completion percentage (64.5), passing yards (3,618), touchdowns (20) and passer rating (86.4).
- Played in his 100th career game vs. Tampa Bay (10/4).
- Started his 100th consecutive game against Philadelphia (10/26).
- Part of an offensive line that blocked for 1,092 yards (136.5 rush yards/game) in the second half of the season, ranking ninth in the NFL and fifth in the conference.
- Paved the way for Marshawn Lynch to rush for 1,036 yards and eight touchdowns en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance.
- Team piled up 100 or more rushing yards in 10 of his 16 starts, including a season-best performance of 187 yards at N.Y. Jets (12/14).
- Started all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season at left guard.
- Member of the first Bills offensive line to start 15 consecutive games since 1989 (16 games).
- Part of offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fewest allowed by the Bills since sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982.
- Made Bills debut against Denver (9/9).
- Helped pave the way for more than 100 yards rushing in 11-of-16 games and a 112.5 yard-per-game rushing average.
- Helped lead the way for 224 rushing yards against Miami (12/9), including two 100-yard rushers (Lynch and Fred Jackson) to mark the first time since 1996 that the Bills had two backs rush for more than 100 yards in the same game.
- Line tied a team record by not allowing a sack in three consecutive games at Washington (12/2), against Miami (12/9) and at Cleveland (12/16) while it also marked the first time the Bills did not allow a sack in three straight games since sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982.
- Started at left guard all 16 games, including his 50th career NFL game at Dallas (9/17).
- Helped pave the way for RB Ladell Betts to rush for a career-high in rushing yards (1,154) and rushing touchdowns (four).
- Was part of an offensive line that helped total 495 yards of offense and helped protect quarterback Mark Brunell, who set an NFL record for consecutive completions in a single game (22) at Houston (9/24).
- Started all 16 games for the second straight season.
- Was instrumental in a run-blocking effort that helped Portis break the Redskins single-season rushing record (1,516 yards).
- Started all 16 games for the Redskins at left guard.
- Opened running lanes for RB Clinton Portis to total 1,315 rushing yards.
- Started the Redskins last 13 games at left guard and also played in the first three games as a reserve offensive lineman.
- Was inserted into the lineup against New England (9/28) for the injured Dave Fiore.
- Was the first Redskins rookie offensive lineman to start since David Brandt in 2001.
- Played in 52 games with 31 starts during his collegiate career.
- As a senior, started all 13 games, seven at right guard and six at right tackle, and became Texas’ 40th consensus All-American (15th offensive lineman) after earning first-team honors from the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
- Was also a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection.
- Shared Texas’ Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award and was a key member of a Texas offense that ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in scoring offense (33.8 points-per-game).
- As a junior, played in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started nine contests at both guard spots, also seeing action at tackle.
- As a sophomore, played in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started the final nine after being slowed by a preseason illness.
- Attended Lakeview Centennial High School in Lakeview, Texas and was tabbed a 1998 second-team All-USA offensive lineman by USA Today.
- Named second-team 5A all-state by the TexasSports Writers Association in 1998.
- Two-time first-team all-district performer at offensive tackle.
- Was married to Emma Adrienne Williams during the 2005 offseason and the couple has two daughters, Madison and Makenzie.
- Majored in corporate communications at Texas.
- As a Redskin, sponsored a child for the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation holiday party.