3 ways the Dallas Cowboys can hide their O-line problems

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Here’s three ways the Dallas Cowboys can work around their abysmal situation on the offensive line.

The Dallas Cowboys offensive line was supposed to be a strength this season, but injuries and regression has flipped it into a weakness. Joe Looney, Connor Williams, and Terence Steele were all nothing short of terrible and even All-Pro Zack Martin delivered a career-worst performance last Sunday.

Collectively, the Dallas Cowboys O-line graded out as bottom-5 in the league last week in pass-protection. That’s not exactly what you want to see from an offense built on their downfield passing game.

As if that’s not bad enough, things may be getting worse. Tyron Smith missed practice this week with a neck concern. We don’t know if he’s going to play Sunday and we don’t know if he does play, how effective he’ll be. It’s clear the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff needs to take matters into their own hands and can’t afford to just “hope” the situation organically improves.

Luckily for them, there are game plans that can mitigate the effects of a floundering offensive line. We look at some of those today as we look for ways to hide their pass protection troubles…