In the fifth installment of my free of charge agency primer sequence, we will complete the Dallas Cowboys offense inspecting what could possibly be performed to the offensive line.
Above the earlier several months, I have dissected every single place on the Dallas Cowboys offense to see how they could possibly enhance the roster via free of charge agency. Right now, we will complete the Dallas Cowboys offense by concentrating on the men in the trenches.
A handful of many years back, the Cowboys offensive line was greatly regarded the greatest in the NFL. Since then, accidents, free of charge agency and some fall off in perform has set that difference in query. Really should the Cowboys look at bolstering depth and expertise via free of charge agency? Let’s take a look at the depth chart and who is available.
The depth chart
La’el Collins signed through 2019
Connor Williams signed through 2021
Travis Frederick signed through 2023
Zack Martin signed through 2024
Tyron Smith signed through 2023
Joe Looney signed through 2019
Xavier Su’a-Filo signed through 2019
Parker Ehinger signed through 2019
Adam Redmond signed through 2019
Dustin Stanton signed through 2019
Korren Kirven signed through 2019
Cody Wichmann signed through 2020
Jacob Campos signed through 2020
2019 noteworthy free of charge agent restricted ends
Wanting at the depth chart, the Cowboys seem to have a good setting up device. Center Travis Frederick should really return from his 2018 absence thanks to a diagnosis of Guillain–Barré syndrome. Final year’s starter, Joe Looney, could slide about to guard or be the swing interior back-up.
In point, the Cowboys true depth is in the interior with Looney, Ehinger, Su’a-Filo and Redmond all capable back-ups. The place the Dallas Cowboys may possibly have difficulties is at depth on the perimeter of their line.
All-Professional still left deal with Tyron Smith has skipped a few video games, every single of the earlier a few many years. Final year, the Cowboys gained all a few video games he skipped. The year prior, his absence was a big explanation why the skipped the playoffs.
That accomplishment in 2018 places the spotlight on preceding Cowboys deal with turned free of charge agent Cameron Fleming. With a good functionality in a backup part, it is fully plausible to believe some group may possibly be ready to give him extra cash for a setting up spot.
If so, you can remove him from thought. Speaking of removing players from thought, the free of charge agent listing higher than is strictly tackles thanks to the Cowboys need.
Even if Fleming does not return, there are continue to a handful of very good players available to pick from. Offered where the Cowboys are as contenders in the NFC, it is challenging to see them striving to fill the void of swing deal with with a rookie draft range.
Ogbuehi, Fisher and Robinson are all previous first spherical alternatives who have underperformed but may possibly prosper with a transform of scenery or diminished part. Gilliam, Newhouse and Barksdale may possibly be exciting veteran acquisitions. The a few have blended to start extra than 180 video games in their respective NFL careers.
If the Cowboys can get any of the a few savvy veterans for the minimal or marginally extra, I think they would have to make that move. If not, they should really change their attentions to a person of the reclamation tasks. Both way, I would assume the Dallas Cowboys to handle the backup/swing deal with spot with a free of charge agent signing.