3 Bold Predictions for Dallas Cowboys preseason game vs. Chargers

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Dallas Cowboys Prediction 3: A BATTLE FOR THE CENTER OF THE STAR

The center position hasn’t exactly been set in stone since the departure of the beloved Travis Frederick. I know. Breaking news, right?

In his third year, Tyler Biadasz should be the guy who puts his foot down and emphatically takes reign as the next big bearded ball snapper. The only problem is he hasn’t exactly done that.

Make no mistake, having starting experience and even success at times gives Biadasz a massive edge over the in house competition. Though, if you’ll recall, we discussed earlier how last week actually had some positives. Two brighter spots were James Empey and Alec Lindstrom. A pair of undrafted rookies.

Empey is an older rookie with his 26th birthday being in October. Being an older player can impact draft status and may be a large reason why he went undrafted. However, he has a brilliant mind to go along with a very technical skill set. The Dallas Cowboys not only brought him on to compete at Center, but they want to do their due diligence on him as a guard as well.

Lindstrom was a stunner to go undrafted and bringing him in as a free agent was a move the Cowboys front office and fans could both agree with. It remains quite curious why Lindstrom made it all the way to priority free agency, but it no longer matters. Now he’s in a healthy battle for a roster spot and has a couple of shots to get there.

Saturday night you’ll see both of these UDFA Rookies organize the O Line, snap cleanly and block efficiently. Following a quality night from both of these players, come Sunday morning there could be a legitimate position battle to challenge Biadasz.

Of course, it’d be foolish to think Biadasz isn’t well aware of this. He knows he’s got to bring his best in the pre-season as well.

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Cowboys 53 man roster prediction (Preseason Week 2). dark. Next

Be on the look out for these three elements of the game to not only play out during Saturday’s practice game, but to become commonly discussed topics when discussing the Dallas Cowboys next cuts, depth chart and final 53 man roster.