Dallas Cowboys offensive line will be the difference in San Francisco

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There’s a familiar saying that “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and the same can be said for an effective offensive line in the National Football League.  It takes time, commitment, patience, the right architect and the right materials in either case. Historically, the Dallas Cowboys have done an outstanding job of building an offensive line focused on protecting their most expensive asset which is the quarterback.

During the Troy Aikman days, the offensive line included cogs such as Nate Newton, Erik Williams and Larry Allen. Tony Romo was protected by Flozell Adams, Leonard Davis and Andre Guroude.

Rookie Dak Prescott inherited a line that consisted of Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Travis Frederick. Whether it was Hudson Houck, Tony Sporano or Joe Philbin, it has taken an effective mind to get five guys to move to one beat.

The Dallas Cowboys offensive line got strong at just the right time and will be key to success in San Francisco

Over this past season, all of the ingredients (patience, commitment, coaching and personnel) were needed to keep the ship afloat. Injuries forced the coaches to reshuffle the lineup multiple times.

Now that they have been through the trials, these offensive linemen will write their names in the history books with an upset against the San Francisco 49ers.