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September 07, 2012

Romo says Cook's preparation showed against Giants, makes him 'the kind of guy you want on your football team'

New center Ryan Cook earned Tony Romo’s admiration after filling in just two series into the game against the New York Giants on Wednesday night.

Despite some communication and timing errors that led to false starts, Cook held his own and helped the Cowboys go over 400 yards on offense in the 24-17 victory.

“That just shows you how someone must have studied and taken the game seriously even in a backup position leading into the game,” Romo said in a radio interview Friday on 1310-AM The Ticket. “That’s outstanding. Now that’s the kind of guy you want on your football eam. I was proud of him for what he did.”

Cook was acquired last week by the Cowboys in a trade with the Miami Dolphins. He took over at center when center Phil Costa went out with a back problem after three plays.

“A week ago, he was on a different team,” Romo said. “That really is incredible, when you look at it – the ability to come in and have poise and to kind of still communicate the way he did during the game.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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Any idea if the Cowboys have kicked the tires on Dan Koppen. He was a pretty good center for the Pats who was released. Might be worth a look to see if he has anything left. There's not much behind Cook in terms of center depth on the roster with the Costa injury.

All well and good for the journey man Cook but JJ better get off his pizza eatin' butt and find another center PDQ. Arkin won't cut the mustard and Costa is all but officially retired with the bad back. I doubt that he plays again this year.

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