http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2012/01/hudson-houck-on-cowboys-ol-he.html Hudson Houck on Cowboys OL he leaves behind: "they played as hard as they could play'' By David Moore / Reporter <A href="http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/authors.html#David Moore / Reporter" rel=internal> email@example.com | Bio 12:10 AM on Wed., Jan. 11, 2012 | Permalink The Cowboys offensive line was in transition this past season. First round pick Tyron Smith played well at right tackle, but like any rookie offensive linemen there were games his inexperience was exploited. Doug Free struggled at left tackle and didn't perform to the level he did in 2010. The interior of the offensive line featured a solid veteran who couldn't practice most of the year due to a foot injury (Kyle Kosier), another veteran who performed well after being cut in training camp (Montrae Holland) and an undrafted, second-year player at center (Phil Costa) who spent most of his college career at guard. It was not the most illustrious group Hudson Houck worked with in his long, productive NFL career. How does he assess their performance? "I think this,'' said Houck, who at 69 announced his retirement Tuesday night. "I really, truly believe this, they played as hard as they could play. I thought their preparation was excellent. "I could have probably coached better.''