3 Cowboys Who Need to Be Benched in the Playoffs

If the Dallas Cowboys want to make a run in the playoffs, they might want to bench these players,

Dec 4, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; \h12\ and offensive tackle Terence Steele (78) celebrate a
Dec 4, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; \h12\ and offensive tackle Terence Steele (78) celebrate a / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Terence Steele, RT

Dallas recently re-signed La'el Collins, who has yet to play in 2023 after suffering a torn ACL and MCL while with the Cincinnati Bengals last year. He's been back with the Cowboys for roughly one week and asking him to suit up at right tackle might be too much, too soon. Even with that being the case, the Cowboys need to make a move.

Terence Steele, who replaced Collins last year when he was released, signed a five-year extension worth $86.8 million following a breakout campaign. Since signing the deal, he's been a complete mess. He heads into the postseason with a PFF grade of 50.8 — and has a 45.9 pass-blocking grade.

While Collins might not be ready to start, they could bring in Chuma Edoga (who started several games on the left side this year in place of Tyron Smith). Edoga hasn't been great but his pass-block rating from PFF is 63.7 which is much better than what Steele boasts. Plus, Edoga did this on the left side of the line where he often faced premium edge rushers.

In the end, Steele will likely keep the job since he makes the big bucks. But it's hard to watch him give up one pressure after another and not ask why the coaches don't try something else.

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