The Dallas Cowboys signed first-round pick Zack Martin on Monday. It felt like awhile considering the fact that the Cowboys signed every other draft pick, except for second-round pick DeMarcus Lawrence. The Cowboys drafted Martin out of Notre Dame where he had a spectacular career. The Indiana native set the record for starting all 52 games in his college career.
Ever since the Senior Bowl, Martin’s stock has gone through the roof and the Cowboys were one of the favorites to land the prospect in the middle of the first round. Perhaps the best thing about Martin is his ability to play every position on the offensive line, or at least that’s what he thinks. Martin said how he believes he could play every position on the offensive line and be productive at all of them as well.
The Cowboys built a strong offensive line in the past few years with the improving play of Tyron Smith and Ronald Leary and the addition of 2013 first-round pick Travis Frederick. By adding another offensive linemen for the third time in the past four years, the Cowboys now have three stalwarts on the offensive line that will be here for years to come.
By beefing up the offensive line, the Cowboys now have solid protection for Tony Romo in the passing game and DeMarco Murray in the running game. New offensive coordinator Scott Linehan wants to run the ball more in 2014 and that will be easier next season with the offensive line the Cowboys have put in place. The Cowboys will now look to sign Lawrence to a contract.