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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Inside Skinny: Is Ronald Leary the answer?

By Tim MacMahon

Six-time Pro Bowl guard and three-time Super Bowl champion Nate Newton, now of ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM, will weigh in occasionally with his take on the Dallas Cowboys' interior offensive line. His take following Monday's practice:

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"I think I have an answer. It’s called Ronald Leary, No. 65.

"He looked OK in team drills. He looked even better in pass-rush drills. That’s combination single-blocking and games, when the defensive line is stunting. He did a tremendous job. He punched well. He moved his feet well. He didn’t let people get into his zone.

"I think out of six or seven pass rushes, he got beat one time on a spin move. That’s where he let a guy get into his body and didn’t punch, but after that, he handled his business. He had great knee bend for a first day back. He did a great job.

"Now this kid has to put back-to-back practices together. He has to be more consistent, get into his playbook.

"What about Nate Livings? I have nothing against this guy. I don’t really know him, but he’s lost his knee bend. Until he can get his knees back in shape and get some knee bend, all those reps should go to other guys – David Arkin, Ronald Leary and when Mackenzy Bernadeau gets back.

"Livings has not looked good. They say he’s coming off a knee situation. His knees are not very strong, but he’s had a whole offseason to get that corrected and part of this training camp. As far as I’m seeing right now, you should give those reps to a young guy so they can get better."