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Ronald Leary | Guard

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 320
College: Memphis
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Cowboys activated OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) from the active/PUP list.
He's now free to compete with Uche Nwaneri and Mackenzy Bernadeau at left guard. Leary is the strong favorite after making 16 starts a season ago. Jul 31 - 2:26 PM

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Cowboys LG Ronald Leary has pled guilty in his drunk-driving case, and been sentenced to 18 months of probation and a $1,000 fine.

It's been previously reported that Leary will not face a league-imposed suspension. He'll fight for left-guard duties in training camp. He's competing with Uche Nwaneri and Mackenzy Bernadeau.
Jul 14 - 5:29 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary was arrested and charged with DWI back on September 7, 2012, but will not face a league-imposed suspension.

This is notable because Leary is now in the league's substance-abuse program and is susceptible to a suspension if he makes another mistake. At the time of his arrest, Leary was on the Cowboys' practice squad after failing to make the team out of camp. He's competing with Uche Nwaneri and Mackenzy Bernadeau for the starting job between LT Tyron Smith and C Travis Frederick.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 27 - 10:53 AM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects LG Ronald Leary (knee scope) to be ready for Week 1.

"I feel good about him playing the first game," the ever-optimistic Jones said. "He’s had a good week." It would appear the Cowboys are going with a Week 1 line of LT Tyron Smith, C Travis Frederick, RG Doug Free, RT Jeremy Parnell and Leary. Jones said Tuesday that he thought Free's performance in the third preseason game was "nothing short of amazing." It's nothing short of amazing that someone used the words "amazing" and "Doug Free" in the same sentence.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 07:38:00 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary underwent successful surgery on his right knee Friday.

Leary will be shut down for at least two weeks and is questionable for the season opener. With Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau also recovering from injuries, David Arkin is expected to see playing time with the first-team offense.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 08:54:00 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary will have his knee scoped and is "iffy for the season opener."

Leary was expected to open the season as the Cowboys' starting left guard, ahead of Nate Livings, but he has a chronic knee issue that needs to be cleaned up. The Cowboys can't catch a break on the interior line. Livings recently underwent a knee scope of his own, and RG Mackenzy Bernadeau is recovering from multiple injuries and offseason surgery. David Arkin is the next man up.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 11:47:00 PM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary is undergoing an MRI on his left knee.

Per ESPN Dallas, Leary has a chronic knee condition where "a piece of cartilage, along with a thin layer of the bone beneath it, comes loose from the end of a bone." Despite the painful-sounding description, coach Jason Garrett doesn't believe it's a "serious thing." The Cowboys can ill afford any more issues along their already woeful interior line. Leary recently replaced Mackenzy Bernadeau in the starting lineup.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 04:05:00 PM

The Cowboys are expected to start Ronald Leary at right guard this season.

They're moving on from oft-injured and ineffective Mackenzy Bernadeau. Leary played every single snap in Dallas' preseason opener, and the coaching staff wants to keep rookie Travis Frederick at center. Phil Costa now appears the favorite to start at left guard. The tackles are Tyron Smith and Doug Free.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 01:21:00 AM

The Dallas Morning News believes Ronald Leary should open the season as the Cowboys' starting right guard.

This is becoming popular belief among those who cover the team. The Cowboys have been talking Leary up for the past year. Dallas is intent on shaking up its interior line, so Leary has a real shot of unseating Mackenzy Bernadeau -- who has barely seen the practice field due to shoulder and hamstring injuries.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 11:49:00 AM

ESPN Dallas believes Cowboys OG Ronald Leary could challenge for a starting job in camp.

We doubt Leary will seriously push LG Nate Livings, but he could give RG Mackenzy Bernadeau a run for his money. A 2012 UDFA, the Cowboys have been talking up Leary for the better part of a year, but he's not even guaranteed a roster spot. Leary spent the majority of his rookie year on the practice squad.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 11:10:00 AM

The Cowboys feel G Ronald Leary could develop into a starter in the near future.

Leary went undrafted out of Memphis in 2012 and spent the first 15 weeks on the practice squad before getting a promotion to the active roster prior to Week 16. Some scouts gave him as high as a third-round grade coming out of college, but knee issues forced him out of the draft entirely. After receiving a guaranteed $214,000 on his contract, Leary had worked his way up to lining up with the first-team offense at right guard at the end of training camp. ESPN Dallas believes Mackenzy Bernadeau could slide to center in 2013, and Leary could then step in at right guard.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Dec 25, 2012 01:24:00 PM

Cowboys promoted G Ronald Leary from their practice squad.

Dallas guaranteed Leary a whopping $214,000 on his undrafted rookie contract, and he's spent the first 15 weeks of the season on the practice squad. Leary will provide depth for a Cowboys interior line that has struggled all year.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 03:13:00 PM

Cowboys waived OG Ronald Leary and OT Jeff Adams.

The Cowboys hope to get Leary back on the practice squad after guaranteeing the undrafted rookie over $200,000 in signing bonus and base salary. It doesn't bode well that Leary was unable to make the roster with so many questions on the interior of the offensive line. Undrafted out of Columbia, Adams has some appeal has a developmental tackle.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 04:47:00 PM

Cowboys undrafted rookie RG Ronald Leary was working with the first-team offense by the final week of offseason practices.

Dallas had a third-round grade on Leary, who fell out of the draft due to concerns that his knee will eventually require microfracture surgery. Leary appears to have bypassed 2011 fourth-rounder David Arkin, who was inactive for all 16 games as a rookie. Veteran Mackenzy Bernadeau (hip surgery) is a prime candidate for the training camp PUP list, leaving the door open for Leary to snag the starting job.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 06:22:00 PM

Cowboys undrafted rookie G Ronald Leary received guarantees totaling $214,000 in signing bonus and base salary.

If not for a worrisome knee condition, Leary likely would have been a mid-round pick. By guaranteeing him this hefty sum, the Cowboys are saying they fully expect him to make the team. The health of Leary's knee will determine if he has an impact.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 10:34:00 AM

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