Dallas Cowboys 2023 UDFA profiles – Who are these guys?

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Dallas Cowboys UDFAs

The Dallas Cowboys have a lack of depth at left guard and while they didn’t really address it like many wanted in the draft, okay they didn’t address it at all, they did add T.J. Bass after the draft to help the position. He may not be the flashiest player, but he could fight for a backup role early with a good frame and play strength.

Bass has the power to be a good run blocker at the next level as he locks onto rushers and is tough to get away from. He keeps his feet moving and is always looking for someone to block. He absorbs initial punches and stays patient to recover and reset his base. He loves to finish blocks with a little bit of the “nasty” that many offensive linemen don’t have. He has also played tackle which offers some versatility.

Bass is not what you would call an athletic player as he just doesn’t have the length or flexibility some will desire along the line. More of a mauler, he will sometimes jump before the snap trying to compensate for his more lumbering presence. This will sometimes cause him to reach a little late coming out of his stance and gets himself pushed back or late pulling around. The power is there but he needs to learn to not solely rely on it.