Dallas Cowboys: 3 players the Cowboys like more than the fans

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Chuma Edoga, OG

After losing Connor McGovern in free agency, the Dallas Cowboys quickly inked former third round pick Chuma Edoga and called it good. The tackle-turned-guard from USC has had an up and down NFL career. Admittedly, most down.

Yet in limited snaps in 2022 as a guard, he graded as one of the better run blockers in the league, giving the Dallas Cowboys front office hope, at a position in which many fans seem to feel hopeless.

LT was clearly an ill-fit for the 6-foot-3 208 pound lineman. But even in those years of struggle, Edoga was a strong run blocker.

When asked about the vacant LG position this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys front office has repeatedly named Edoga as a top solution. It will be an open competition but the proven run-blocker has been their failsafe from the start.

Many fans question why he’s even on the roster. He was a poor tackle with the Jets and many can’t seem to shake those images. The Cowboys coaching staff sees a guy they can play safely inside without exposing him to pass protection issues common at tackle.

Like Ronald Jones at RB, Edoga isn’t a very sexy or offer a very high ceiling. But he offers the floor which is something the Cowboys value significantly. They see specific roles for these players and are confident they can meet the expectations of those roles.

The same can’t be said for the last name on the list.