Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA;
Dallas Cowboys tackleJermey Parnell
(78) and guardZack Martin
(70) and centerTravis Frederick
(72) and guardRonald Leary
(65) and tackleTyron Smith
(77) on the field before the game against the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Dallas beat Detroit 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Offensive Line (8)
3rd round draft pick, Chaz Green, opted for hip surgery and may not be able to participate in training camp. Since before training camp even started, I’ve been speculating the Cowboys will go into the regular season without Chaz Green, whether he’s physically ready or not.
With such new-found depth on the o-line, the Cowboys could easily place Green on the PUP to start the season and see how things shake out. The PUP would buy them time to bring Green on, or to stash him for a year.
OT Darrion Weems is an exciting player who’s had trouble staying healthy in the past. If he can stay healthy, he’s the favorite to lock down the swing tackle role. In Cowboys Camp, no one has come close to supplanting Weems at the swing, so the job is likely his.
The potential depth at offensive tackle is so strong, rookie Laurence Gibson may be caught on the outside looking in. Starters Tyron Smith and Doug Free are obvious locks, Weems appears to be set as the swing tackle, La’el Collins has been focusing at guard but has the versatility to play RT, and even Chaz Green can be added midseason if needed.
Mackenzy Bernadeau offers excellent depth and versatility to play center and both guard spots. Ron Leary, in a contract year, is in a battle with Collins and will be a valuable asset as a starter or as a backup.
Check out: Ron Leary will not be easily replaced
Total Offensive Players: 25
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