3 Free Agent Tackles Cowboys Should Sign to Replace Tyron Smith

The Dallas Cowboys need to replace their star tackle this offseason. Here are the three best options in free agency.

Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots guard Mike Onwenu (71) lines up
Dec 17, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots guard Mike Onwenu (71) lines up / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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Jermaine Eluemunor

If Onwenu and Williams are out of the Cowboys' price range, a more affordable option like Eluemunor would be a decent option. Ever since signing with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021, the 29-year-old veteran revived his career, receiving grades of 75.3 and 68.5 on PFF in back-to-back seasons, respectively.

According to The Athletic, Eluemunor is the no. 26 ranked free agent, making him one of the top offensive linemen on the market. His versatility makes him an excellent fit on any offensive unit. He has played right tackle and guard and can even slot in at left tackle when needed. The Raiders, who are in the midst of a long rebuild, might not want to give a long-term deal to a 29-year-old, potentially making him easier to acquire.

At 6-4 and 330 pounds, Eluemunor has the prototypical size for a tackle. The Athletic describes his playing style as follows:

"He is a natural athlete with the feet and smooth agility to stay square on his targets, especially in pass protection. His ability to recover and play with consistent balance gives him a giant step up on the competition in this free-agent tackle pool. He makes it look easy at times."

The Athletic

Considering his price tag, Eluemunor might be the best option the Cowboys have if they indeed go the free-agent route.

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