Former Kansas State lineman Cooper Beebe is already making a significant impact with the Dallas Cowboys.

Just a few weeks into the NFL minicamp season, rookie offensive lineman Cooper Beebe is already proving to the Dallas Cowboys that he’s exactly what they expected when they picked him in the third round.

After Beebe, a 6-foot-3, 320-pound left guard and right tackle from Kansas State, was drafted, Cowboys offensive line coach Mike Solari immediately instructed him to start practicing at center.

“Ever since then I have been working on my snaps and that kind of thing and doing different Zoom calls before this (minicamp) to get ready,” Beebe said.

This meant that when Beebe wasn’t at minicamp, he was at home snapping the ball to his dad, younger brother, or anyone available.

With Beebe’s dedication, it’s possible he even roped in friends or neighbors for practice whenever they were around.

At K-State, Beebe was known for his diligence both on and off the field, earning numerous honors, including First Team Academic All-Big 12 from 2020-22.

“I want to catch up as much as I can with the vets so when I am out there, they can trust me and trust I can make the right calls and just have faith in me,” Beebe said.

Beebe is slated to play center for the Cowboys, a role that involves protecting All-Pro quarterback Dak Prescott.

Veteran right guard Zack Martin and center Brock Hoffman quickly reached out to Beebe with text messages after the draft.

“At the end of the day, we are all here to compete and win,” Beebe said. “We are going to better each other. They are helping me out and preparing me. At the end of the day, we are all one team. You want to lift each other up.”