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Selected by Dallas Cowboys in second round (37th overall) of 2002 NFL Draft…Signed first contract, July 26, 2002…Re-signed by Cowboys, March 11, 2006…Re-signed by Cowboys, February 20, 2007…Waived by Cowboys, August 29, 2011…Signed by Baltimore Ravens as free agent, September 4, 2011…Signed by Chicago Bears as a free agent, November 27, 2012…Waived by Bears, December 11, 2012…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a free agent, July 26, 2013.

Selected by Dallas Cowboys in second round (37th overall) of 2002 NFL Draft…Signed first contract, July 26, 2002…Re-signed by Cowboys, March 11, 2006…Re-signed by Cowboys, February 20, 2007…Waived by Cowboys, August 29, 2011…Signed by Baltimore Ravens as free agent, September 4, 2011…Signed by Chicago Bears as a free agent, November 27, 2012…Waived by Bears, December 11, 2012…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a free agent, July 26, 2013.

CAREER: Five-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman enters his 13th season…Has played at both center and guard throughout career, seeing the most time at center…Was selected to five straight Pro Bowls (2006-10), including four straight as a starter (2006-09)…Set a Cowboys franchise record for most Pro Bowl selections by a center…In 2007 and 2009, was selected to the All-Pro team…Was briefly a member of the Bears during the second half of the season in 2012, but did not see any game action…Has appeared in at least 13 games in all but one season (2012) during his career…From 2005-10, missed only two games…Helped pave the way for the Cowboys to set a franchise record in 2009 with 6,390 yards…Was the starting center for Dallas when RB Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton’s record for career rushing yards (10/27/02) vs. Sea.

2013: Played in 10 games, seeing action along the line at LG, RG and center, as well as on special teams...Started two games at LG and two at center...(9/8) at Ind.: Saw action on special teams...(9/15) vs. Jac.: Played on special teams and filled in at LG for the injured G Lucas Nix...(9/23) at Den.: Started at LG for the injured Nix and helped QB Terrelle Pryor post a 112.4 QB rating...(9/29) vs. Was.: Started at LG and helped pave the way for RB Rashad Jennings to total 116 total yards of offense...(10/6) vs. SD: Started his first game at center since 2010 and helped lead the Raiders to 299 total yards...(10/13) at KC: Started the game at center, but suffered a knee injury in the first half that forced him to leave the game...(10/27) vs. Pit. and (11/3) vs. Phi.: Was inactive due to a quadriceps injury...(11/10) at NYG: Did not play...(11/17) at Hou.: Rotated in at LG and saw action at RG when G Mike Brisiel left the game due to a knee injury...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Saw action along the offensive line...(11/28) at Dal.: Saw action at RG after Brisiel left the game due to a knee injury...Was part of a line that did not allow a sack...(12/8) at NYJ: Saw action on special teams...(12/15) vs. KC, (12/22) at SD and (12/29) vs. Den.: Was inactive.

2012: Spent two weeks on Chicago’s active roster, but did not see game action.

2011: Played in 13 games, including five starts at left guard and helped pave the way for RB Ray Rice to score a franchise-record 15 total TDs (12 rushing and 3 receiving) and rush for a career-high 1,364yards, part of 1,996 rushing yards by the Ravens...Rice led the league with 2,068 yards from scrimmage...Also helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to throw for 3,610 yards and 20 TDs... (10/30) vs. Ari: Started at left guard and helped Flacco establish career highs in both completions (31) and attempts (51) for 336 yards…Also helped pave the way for Rice to rush for a career-high three TDs…(10/16) vs. Hou.: Started at LG and helped pave the way for the Ravens to rush for 113 yards (101 Rice) and two TDs and allowed Flacco time to throw for 305 yards…(9/25) at StL: Started at LG and helped the Ravens produce a franchise-record 553 total yards, including a career-high 389 passing yards and 3 TDs from Flacco…Postseason: Saw action on special teams in AFC Divisional contest (1/15/12 vs. Hou.) and AFC Championship game (1/22/12 at NE).

2010: Started all 16 games at center, earning his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl and fourth straight as a starter…Helped the Cowboys amass 5,828 yards on the season…(9/19) vs. Chi:…Helped the offense gain 410 total yards with 374 passing yards by QB Tony Romo, while not allowing a sack in 51 pass attempts…(10/10) vs. Ten.: Helped the offense rack up 511 yards of total offense, and blocked for a 400-yard passer (Romo, 406) and 100-yard rusher (RB Julius Jones, 109), the first time in club history that Dallas had a 400-yard passer along with a 100-yard rusher…(11/25) vs. NO: Helped the offense gain 457 total yards, as the unit amassed 144 rushing yards with three rushing TDs and 313 passing yards…(12/19) vs. Was.: Helped Dallas compile 434 total yards, the sixth time the Cowboys gained 400-or-more yards in a game in 2010.

2009: Started all 16 games at center and earned his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl berth…Helped the Cowboys finish second in the NFL and NFC in total offense, averaging 399.4 yards-per-game…Paved way for Dallas offense that produced 6,390 total yards, the first 6,000-plus yard season in team history and a franchise record…(9/20) vs. NYG: Helped pave the way for 251 rushing yards as the ground game averaged 8.7 yards per carry, the highest rushing-yard average for any game dating back to the 1970 season…(10/11) at KC: Helped the Cowboys gain a season-high 498 total yards…(12/6) at NYG: Helped Romo establish career-bests in attempts (55 - second in team history), completions (41 - team record) and passing yards (392)…Dallas totaled 424 yards of offense, the sixth game of the season with 400-or-more yards, which tied the most games of 400-or-more yards in a season in club history (1979, 1981, 1983 and 2007)…Postseason: (1/9/10) vs. Phi.: Helped pave the way for Dallas to gain 426 yards of total offense, including 198 rushing yards with two rushing TDs in NFC Wild Card game.

2008: Earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl berth as he started all 16 games at center for Dallas…(9/7) at Cle.: The offensive line did not allow a sack as the offense rolled up 487 total yards and the ground game picked up 167 yards with three TDs…(9/15) vs. Phi.: Allowed Romo to throw for 312 yards to mark back-to-back 300-yard passing games in the home opener…(9/21) at GB: Provided holes for a running game that finished with 217 total yards, with RB Marion Barber posting a career-high 142 rushing yards…(9/28) vs. Was.: Part of a line that did not allow a sack in 47 passing attempts as Romo threw for 300 yards – his 13th career 300-yard passing game, tying him with Troy Aikman for the most in franchise history…(11/23) vs. SF: Allowed Romo to throw for a season-high 341 yards, marking his fifth 300-yard passing game of the season…(11/27) vs. Sea.: Helped the offense score on its first four possessions…Line did not give up a sack and allowed time for Romo to throw for 331 yards.

2007: Was one of 13 Cowboys selected to the Pro Bowl, setting a team and NFL record…Selected by The Sporting News as an All-Pro at center...Played a key role in one of the most prolific offensive seasons in club history, while helping the team to a club-record tying 13 victories and the first NFC East title for Dallas since 1998…Helped the Dallas offense finish the season ranked second in the NFL in scoring (first in the NFC) with an average of 28.4 points-per-game, and their 455 points scored marked the second-most in club history behind only the 1983 team (479 points)…(9/9) vs. NYG: Helped the offense score six TDs and rack up 478 total yards, the most by Dallas in a non-overtime game since 1996…(9/23) at Chi.: Paved the way for the offense to produce 431 total yards, including a 100-yard rusher (Barber), 100-yard receiver (Terrell Owens) and a 300-yard passer (Romo) for the first time in a game since 1999…(9/30) vs. StL: Provided time for Romo to complete 21 passes for 339 yards and paved the way for the running game to gain 171 yards…Helped the offense post 502 total yards for the first 500-yard outing since 1999…Postseason: (1/13/08) vs. NYG: Paved the way for Barber to rush for a career-high 129 yards on 27 carries (4.8 avg.).

2006: Was the starting center for 16 regular season games and made the Pro Bowl for the first time…Helped the offense post 425 points, fourth in the NFL and the most by the Cowboys since 1995…Paved the way for the Cowboys to have a 1,000-yard rusher (Julius Jones) and  two 1,000-yard receivers (Owens and Terry Glenn)  in the same season for the second time in team history…(10/1) at Ten.: Helped pave the way for Dallas to rush for 217 yards and three TDs, the team’s most rushing yards in a game since 2003...(10/29) at Car.: Allowed Romo time to throw for 270 yards and the team to rush for 156 yards (4.1 yards-per-carry)…(11/23) vs. TB: Helped limit the Buccaneers to one sack on 30 pass plays and helped the offense gain a season-high 435 total yards (306 passing and 137 rushing), while Romo tied the franchise record with five passing TDs.

2005: Appeared in all 16 games at center and guard, making starts at right guard in the season’s final two games…(9/25) at SF: Saw action at center and helped the Cowboys gain 443 total yards, as QB Drew Bledsoe posted 363 yards passing…(12/11) vs. KC: Saw action at center, helping Bledsoe pass for 332 yards and three TDs…(12/24) at Car.: Made his first start of the season at right guard, paving the way for RB Julius Jones  to rush for 194 yards, the fourth-best performance in Cowboys history.

2004: Saw action in 14 games, starting 13 of them at right guard, and helped QB Vinny Testaverde throw for 3,532 yards…(9/12) at Min.: Helped pave the way for Dallas to gain 423 total yards, their best showing since 1999…(10/31) vs. Det.: Helped pave the way for RB Eddie George to rush for 99 yards, his top rushing total of the season…(12/6) at Sea.: Was part of the offensive line that allowed RB Julius Jones to rush for 198 yards, the third-best rushing day in franchise history and the second-best by a Cowboys rookie.

2003: Appeared in all 16 games for Dallas, including 15 starts at right guard…(9/15) at NYG: Was part of a line that allowed QB Quincy Carter time to throw for a career-high 321 yards…(9/28) at NYJ: Helped pave the way for the Cowboys to gain 202 yards on 41 carries (4.9 avg.)…(11/2) vs. Was.: Helped the Cowboys’ offense post 400 total yards, including 208 rushing yards, and allowed only one sack in 34 pass plays.

2002: Started 14 games at center as a rookie, becoming the first Cowboys rookie to do so since Mark Stepnoski in 1989…(9/28) at Hou.: Made his NFL debut and helped the team rush for 155 yards…(10/27) vs. Sea.: Started at center as RB Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton’s record for career rushing yards…Smith rushed for 109 yards in the contest, his first 100-yard rushing game of the season…(11/24) vs. Jac: Helped the Dallas offense produce a season-high 405 total yards, including 301 yards passing by QB Chad Hutchinson.

COLLEGE: Played four years at Colorado, including three as a starter on the offensive line…Allowed just 7.5 sacks in 2,563 plays in his career…Started at center during his freshman and sophomore years, before being moved to right guard during the middle of his junior season…As a senior, earned All-America honors after starting every game at right guard and was also a unanimous All-Big 12 selection…Earned All-Big 12 honors and the John Mack Award, a coaches award presented to Colorado’s most outstanding offensive player, in his junior season…Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore and helped the Buffaloes go 7-5 and defeat Boston College in the Insight.com Bowl…Majored in ethnic studies and was a member of the school’s ‘Academic Starters’ team.

PERSONAL: Attended North Shore High School in Houston, Texas…Was a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-America and USA Today selected him as an honorable mention All-America as a senior…Was also named to the Houston Chronicle Top 100 List and made the Austin American-Statesman “Fab 55”team…Earned all-area honors as a senior and second-team honors as a junior…Was all-district and All-Greater Houston as a junior and senior, when he also was his team’s most outstanding offensive lineman…Lettered three times in basketball and four times in track…As a junior, won third place in a drafting competition for intermediate computer design.

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