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Ryan Cook
C #63
Height:
6-6
Weight:
331
College:
New Mexico
Experience:
8
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YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 90 51
2012 DAL 13 11
2011 MIA 7 0
2010 MIN 16 7
2009 MIN 16 0
2008 MIN 16 14
2007 MIN 16 16
2006 MIN 6 3

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PRO: With injuries and depth concerns at the center position entering the 2012 season, the Dallas Cowboys made a trade with the Miami Dolphins for a veteran with experience at the position in Ryan Cook. During his previous six seasons, Cook has gained position flexibility by playing not only center, but also guard and tackle, for both the Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings who drafted him in the second round (51st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. In total, Cook has appeared in 77 games with 40 starts.

PRO: With injuries and depth concerns at the center position entering the 2012 season, the Dallas Cowboys made a trade with the Miami Dolphins for a veteran with experience at the position in Ryan Cook. During his previous six seasons, Cook has gained position flexibility by playing not only center, but also guard and tackle, for both the Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings who drafted him in the second round (51st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. In total, Cook has appeared in 77 games with 40 starts.

 

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

8/31/12: Traded to Dallas from Miami.

9/5/11: Signed with Miami.

9/3/11: Released by Minnesota.

4/29/06: Drafted in the second round (51st overall) by Minnesota.

 

2011 (Miami):

  • Played in seven games and was inactive for nine games with Miami.
  • Was a game day inactive for the first six games before making his Dolphins debut in a reserve role at the N.Y. Giants (10/30).

 

2010 (Minnesota):

  • Played in all 16 games with seven starts for Minnesota.
  • Started at center and right guard when injuries sidelined the regulars at those positions.
  • Started at center for John Sullivan at the N.Y. Jets (10/11) on Monday Night Football.
  • Opened the final six games of the season at right guard replacing injured starter Anthony Herrera.

 

2009 (Minnesota):

  • Played in all 16 games mainly on special teams and as a reserve on the offensive line.
  • Helped the Vikings offense at multiple positions at St. Louis (10/11).
  • Took over at right tackle in game at Arizona (12/6) when rookie starter Phil Loadholt left the game due to injury.

 

2008 (Minnesota):

  • Played in all 16 regular season games with 14 starts at right tackle.
  • Paved the way for Adrian Peterson to become the first Vikings running back to lead the NFL in rushing and set team records with 1,760 yards and 10 games with 100 or more rushing yards.
  • Vikings ranked fifth in the NFL in rushing offense.
  • Started first career playoff game in the Wild Card contest against Philadelphia (1/4/09).

 

2007 (Minnesota):

  • Started all 16 games.
  • Helped Minnesota establish a team record with 2,634 rushing yards and rank first in the NFL for only the second time in team history.
  • Paved the way for Peterson to rank second in the NFL with 1,341 yards and set a Vikings rookie record.
  • Blocked for Peterson’s 224-yard rushing day at Chicago (10/14) and NFL-record 296 rushing yards against San Diego (11/4).

 

2006 (Minnesota):

  • Played in six games and started the final three games at right tackle as a rookie.
  • Made NFL debut when he rotated at right tackle with Mike Rosenthal against Arizona (11/26).
  • Shared time at right tackle with Rosenthal at Chicago (12/3) and at Detroit (12/10).
  • Started his first career game when he opened at right tackle against the N.Y. Jets (12/17).

 

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 49 career games, starting the final 44 of his career, at New Mexico (2002-05).
  • Named as a first-team All-Mountain West choice in his final three seasons.
  • Joined the football team as a walk-on.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Was a second-team all-state selection and first-team all-city choice as

a senior and second-team All-City selection as a junior at Cibola High in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Played in the New Mexico North/South All-Star Game as a senior.

 

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