Miami Dolphins Trade Ryan Cook To Dallas Cowboys

Aug 29, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (44) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Dolphins 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins have sent backup center Ryan Cook to the Dallas Cowboys for a seventh-round pick.

The Miami Dolphins wrapped up their preseason on Wednesday against the Dallas Cowboys, and apparently got to talking with them while doing so. Backup center Ryan Cook has been traded from Miami to Dallas, according to The Palm Beach Post. Cook started that game for the Dolphins, but that was due to Miami resting many of its starters in the 30-13 loss.

It looks like Cook is being traded for a seventh-round pick, according to the piece. It is likely that Cook would have been released when the team trims down to the 53-man regular season roster limit by 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday. Cook's value might actually be a bit north of a seventh-round pick, but because he was expendable, Dallas made the trade likely so they wouldn't have to compete for his services once some-400 players are released as part of the cut downs.

Cook was behind both Mike Pouncey and undrafted rookie Josh Samuda on the depth chart. He's entering his seventh year in the NFL, and played in seven games with the Dolphins last season. He spent his first six seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, starting 40 games.

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