Cowboys Expected to Lose Another Lineman After Tyron Smith News

The Cowboys' offensive line could look very different next season.
Oct 16, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz (63) reacts after the
Oct 16, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Tyler Biadasz (63) reacts after the / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys fans already received shocking news over the weekend about their star left tackle Tyron Smith as the 13-year veteran is unlikely to return to Dallas next season. It looks like Smith will not be the only starter on the Cowboys' offensive line leaving in free agency.

Tyler Biadasz, the starting center for Dallas for the last three seasons, will likely get his second contract elsewhere, according to Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News.

This is rather surprising, especially in light of Tyron Smith news. Now, the Cowboys have to replace two high-level starters in their offensive line; certainly not the easiest task when you have limited cap space.

"The Cowboys do not consider themselves positioned to be financially competitive for Biadasz’s services on the open market... That is not considered a reflection on Biadasz, who is respected not only for his production level but his study habits, toughness, effort and overall consistency."

Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News

On Pro Football Focus, Biadasz had the best season of his four-year career and had the 13th-best grade among qualified centers in the NFL.

Since being drafted in the fourth round in 2020, Biadasz has performed admirably, replacing fan favorite Travis Frederick.

Over The Cap has Biadasz's valuation at $4.9 million in the open market. A team with cap space and a need in their O-line could go even higher. This would make it too pricey for the Cowboys, who could select a center like Jackson Powers-Johnson at the draft or replace him with one of Brock Hoffman or T.J. Bass, who would be cheaper options.

Regardless of who is the starting center for the Cowboys next season, the offensive unit will certainly look much more different in 2024. They will need them to perform at a high level as the Cowboys are chasing that elusive Super Bowl appearance. On FanDuel Sportsbook, they have the fifth-best odds (+1300) to win the Super Bowl next year.

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