3 Underrated Free Agents Cowboys Can Sign to Replace Tyron Smith

The free agency frenzy has died down but there are still solid options available at offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys.
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The Dallas Cowboys have been one of the least active teams in free agency so far, leaving their fans disappointed and underwhelmed. This has been even more surprising considering Jerry Jones' promise to go all-in for next season.

Instead, the Cowboys are losing key starters. The longest-tenured Cowboy on the roster and one of the best offensive linemen in the league, Tyron Smith signed with the New York Jets, on a contract that the Cowboys could have easily matched.

Smith was obviously the best free-agent tackle on the market, so the Cowboys can't find someone as good as him. However, there are still a few underrated options currently available. Dallas can't afford to lose any more time before signing one. Here is the shortlist.

Cam Fleming

Maybe the best way to replace a starter is to bring back their backup. Fleming was the backup to Tyron Smith for two seasons in 2018 and 2019 and started in six games in Smith's absence. He performed admirably whenever his number was called before signing with the New York Giants to reunite with Jason Garrett.

Fleming spent the last three seasons with the Denver Broncos, starting in 20 games. Now a free agent at age 31, it might be a good time for Fleming to come back to Dallas.

According to PFF, Fleming got a 71.3 pass block grade, despite receiving a career-low 44.8 grade in run blocking. He is certainly not at Smith's level, but his experience and familiarity with the organization make him a worthy, low-cost addition.